RPG IV is unique among programming languages in that it supports two ways to enter statements. Older versions of RPG use a fixed-format syntax, in which the components of a statement must be entered in specific columns. The current version of RPG supports this traditional syntax as well as a free-form syntax that is similar to that used by most modern programming languages. It is this free-form syntax that is taught in this series.
Approximate Study Time for the Entire Series: 18-24 hours
The Free-Form RPG Programming series contains the following courses:
- Fundamentals of Free-Form RPG
- File Processing with Free-Form RPG
- Rounding Out The Essentials of Free-Form RPG
- Working with Complex Data Types in Free-Form RPG
- Developing a Modular Free-Form RPG Application
- Developing an Interactive Program in Free-Form RPG
- Advanced Free-Form RPG Programming
- Free-Form RPG Programming Competency Exam
This series is intended for programmers new to the RPG programming language. It can also be taken by RPG III programmers who want to learn RPG IV and by RPG IV programmers who want to learn the free-form syntax.
All courses in this series assume that you are familiar with computer programming concepts. In order to satisfy this prerequisite, you should have some programming experience with another programming language.
These courses also assume that you have a working knowledge of basic IBM i concepts and facilities. You can satisfy this prerequisite by successfully completing the courses in the following Manta series:
Finally, the courses in this series also assume you familiar with IBM i programming concepts and facilities. You can satisfy this prerequisite by successfully completing the courses in the following series: