Apr 01, 2023  
2022-2023 Catalog 
2022-2023 Catalog

DA 210 - Programming RPG

Credit Hours: 4

The study of the high-level, business-oriented RPG programming language. The writing, desk-checking and testing of problems and applications utilizing structured programming methodologies. The use of workstations, printers and disks for input/output operations. The integration of database files into RPG business applications. The complete documentation of all programs.

Course Outcomes
Upon completion, the student will be able to:

  • describe the RPG program code necessary to generate a typical business report;
  • specifically list the use, syntax, and application of specific RPG instructions typical of report programs using sequential file access on a database;
  • list the RPG instructions required to utilize and update keyed databases;
  • list the DDS (data definition specifications) instructions required in creating a database for both physical and logical files on the academic computer system;
  • list the steps in the program compilation process and describe their importance;
  • compile and execute programs on the academic computer system;
  • describe the steps in writing an interactive program with input/output to the user workstation and the DDS instructions associated with this process;
  • interpret the diagnostic messages in an RPG error-listing file and correct the source program using a program editor;
  • describe structured programming concepts as they relate to the RPG programming language; and
  • describe the differences in programs written in RPG IV using procedural code vs. traditional RPG programs utilizing the fixed-logic cycle.

Prerequisites: DA 103
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