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    Hey Tim, i don't know if you still read this, but i wanted to ask you something regarding your "Calling IBM iSeries RPG from C# using API Calls" post. Have you called APIS successfully? I am calling the QUSLSPL API, to show the spool file data on a webpage, but i am having issues with the SPLF0200 format, which i need because i also want to read the spool file contents and that format is the only one that gives you the internal spool file identifier. My problem is that when using SPLF0200 you get a list of parameters back with non fixed lengths, like a Reserved parameter, so i don't know what sizes to choose when receiving the data in the cwbx.Structure variable.

    For each key i choose in the SPLF0200 valid keys format (see: http://www-01.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/ssw_ibm_i_72/apis/QUSLSPL.htm%23HDRRCDL1A?lang=en) i get the following values:

    BINARY(4) Number of fields returned
    Offsets vary. These fields repeat, in the order listed, for each key field selected. BINARY(4) Length of field information returned
    BINARY(4) Key field for field returned
    CHAR(1) Type of data
    CHAR(3) Reserved
    BINARY(4) Length of data returned
    CHAR(*) Data
    CHAR(*) Reserved <--- this is the one i am having trouble with.

    Since i don't know the size of the reserved variable, the next variable i am reading returns "garbage", because i need to leave the correct space in the structure to read the proper data.

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    Hey Tim,

    Happy Wednesday!

    I was just googling around for websites about the guitar and found your website.

    I’m reaching out to share a something you might find of interest.

    It’s an infographic I just published titled - ‘18 Reasons Why the Electric Guitar Is the Coolest Instrument in the World!’

    I know what you're probably thinking - ‘Radical - where can I get this!?’

    Don’t worry!

    Here’s the link:


    Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.  :) 

    Feel free to share it or post on your site. I’d be happy to write a unique introduction just for you!


    Ryan Merritt

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