November 2003 Monthly Meeting

November 18, 2003

 Why SQL ?  Why Now ?

Presented by
Raymond Everhart

SQL has been available on the AS/400 and iSeries for years. When SQL was first introduced, it was not widely embraced because of limitations and performance concerns. IBM has improved SQL on the AS/400 and iSeries so dramatically that in some cases it outperforms "native" RPG and Cobol record level access. Come to this month’s Metro Midrange Users Group meeting to find out how you can begin to harness the power of SQL.

We will explore the following topics:
1)  Why SQL ?  Why Now ?

2)  How to get started using SQL

3)  How to add SQL statements to your programs

4)  How to improve SQL performance



Raymond Everhart has over 18 years of IT experience with IBM midrange computers. Raymond was a consultant, programmer and educator for an IBM premier business partner in Upstate New York for 10 years before relocating to the Dallas/Ft. Worth area. Since moving to the area in 1998 he has been helping local companies implement new technologies with his consulting, programming and mentoring services. Raymond is also a Contributing Editor for the Midrange Programmer Newsletter. You can reach Raymond with your questions at