Edit-DB Edit-DB
(c) Nigel Maddocks, 2007
Edit-DB ver 2.05.016, Doc ver 2.05.016

10.5. IBM AS/400, iSeries

The use of Edit-DB with IBM AS/400 or iSeries databases is not supported as we do not currently have access to an AS/400 database. However the basic operations do work and people may find it useful.

Specifying the Library
The library should be manually entered in the Object-Type frame. A drop-down list is not provided as the AS/400 takes too long to provide the list.

Multi-Member Files
The AS/400 has the concept of members, which are essentially child tables having an identical structure to the parent table. The parent table, in this analogy, holds no data, only defining the structure. If the concept of members is not actively used, then actions on the table will default to acting on the first member. It is unusual for a table to have no members, but if this is the case, it can not hold any data.
In Edit-DB, once the table (file) has been selected, data from the first member is displayed. To change the member being worked with, enter the name of the member in the associated text-box.