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Dear CA Plex and CA 2E Customers,

CM First, CA Technologies, and other sponsors are providing intensive training sessions for CA 2E, CA Plex, Web/Mobile UX, and more! This training is included in the conference fee at the 9th Annual CA 2E / CA Plex Worldwide Developer Conference Sept. 25-28, 2017 in Miami. This is the only event 100% focused on enterprise software built with CA 2E and CA Plex.   Check out the agenda here.

 

More Reasons to attend:

  • For dev teams, if you pay for 3, the 4th goes free.
  • TRAVEL CREDIT:  If your organization engages CM First for a new, $5,000 or greater Project or Training, etc. at anytime in 2017, we will credit you $1,000 per project to assist with Conference travel expenses.

  

Register Here!

Link:  9th CA 2E/CA Plex Worldwide Conference - Miami Beach Tickets, Mon, Sep 25, 2017 at 9:00 AM | Eventbrite 

 

Looking forward to meeting with you in  Miami!

 

Best,

Steve...

 

Dear CA 2E and CA Plex Community,

 

It has been one full year since I joined this community and took over Product Management leadership for CA Plex and CA 2E.  What a year it has been and wow how the time does fly by.  It has been a great year and things are looking great for continuing improvement in what we all can do with these products. 

 

One of the Highlights of the year was the 8th Annual Worldwide Developer Conference in Austin.  Not only did I get to meet many of you I got to learn a lot about how you use the products, and most importantly the product you use with these tools for a complete development solution.   The more we understand each others goals and directions the better we can work together and make sure we are all working in the same direction.  

 

Last month I presented at the Finnish User Group and it was great being able to interact the customers there.  There is only one of me and it is difficult to attend all of the local user groups, that is why I am highly encouraging everyone to attend the Worldwide Developer Conference this September.  Lets all get together in one place to share knowledge and ideas. 

 

The team working on the 9th Annual Conference has been busy at work putting together a great conference with in depth training that you will be able to take back to your office and start using right away.  

 

I encourage everyone to check out the link to the conference and be there if you can. 

9th CA 2E CA Plex Worldwide Developer Conference: Register NOW! 

CA 2E/Plex Conference 

 

Cheers,

Steve...

Dear Community,

 

At the Annual User Conference we spoke a lot about the opportunities to convert CA 2E Models to CA Plex to leverage platforms other than the IBM i. 

 

The CA Plex team put together a short video to introduce CA Plex to CA 2E Engineers.   

YouTube Link - https://youtu.be/s0CNZQlFnwc

 

Please check out the video and let me know what you think. 

 

Cheers,

Steve...

CA Plex and CA 2E Product Manager

 

Once a month we'll shine our virtual spotlight on one of the CA Plex community members. It's just a fun, easy way for us to get to know one another a little bit beyond our work-related interactions here on the site. This month, we're featuring Ashfaq Ahmed. ashfaq.m.ahmed.

 

Location:  Karnataka , India

Current Gig:  CA Plex , support, enhancements and maintenance projects

One word that describes how you work: Dedicated

 

How do you use CA Communities and any suggestions for others?

To arrive at best possible solutions for problems/issue within the constraints of plex. My suggestion for others, be open to solving issues outside of CA:Plex

 

Mac or PC?

PC

 

Mobile Device?

Samsung

 

Apps/software/tools you can’t live without?

CA:Plex , gmail & CA communities.

 

Besides your phone and computer, what's your favorite item?

Television.

 

What’s your daily work space like?

9:00AM - 5:00PM , explore CA:Plex issues/problems find solutions after hours.

 

How do you balance life/work?

Keep both segregated from each other.

 

Best advice you can give and you have received?

Dynamic Tooltip in plex. Displaying all image types in a Grid or Plex panel, Meta-Coding ..... mostly anything in CA:Plex

Most often have tried to give advice/solutions surrounding CA:Plex.

 

 

What everyday thing are you better at than anyone else?

Doing things with dedication and right/correct . Avoid shortcuts.

Here is just a sample of what you may have missed in the CA Plex CA 2E Community.

Update on Plex/2E from Aline Gerew

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Dear CA Plex and CA 2E Customers:

I hope this finds you well.

 

I would like to update you on recent developments here at CA Technologies. First, as you probably know, our CA Plex and CA 2E Product Manager had left CA Technologies. We are actively pursuing candidates for this critical product management position and will inform you as soon as it is filled.

 

 

Welcome Steve Solomon as the Product Manager for the Development Languages

I want to welcome Steve Solomon to the AppDev product management team.

Steve will be the Product Manager for the Development Languages portion of the Application Development portfolio. Dev. languages includes the following products Gen, Plex, 2E, Telon, Aion and Easytrieve.

 

 

Questions:

Impl Name and Variants

CA plex version 7 , publicar en la web

Change Background of Treeview

Using +UseRecordsetSize to limit rows  - but handling Paging

Plex Wiki out of service?

C++ COM AUTOMATION Get Input/Output Fields Names of some DLL

Impl Name and Variants

 

Ideas:

Improvements on *MOVE ARRAY function

Make Model Configuration Dialog Sizable

Resizable Dialogs

Provide API to update dynamically the cache and the ini settings

OBApi for the tooltips

As a Plex developer I would like the ability to write code that will iterate through all of the controls on a panel.

 

Water Cooler Happenings:

 

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Office Hours events are a chance for you to ask your questions in a

live chat to CA Support and Product Managers. Learn a bit more by watching the video below.

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direct messages, view your streams, including custom, and

a few more right from your Outlook application.

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Announcements:

Update on Plex/2E from Aline Gerew

Ashok Reddy: Managing the mainframe for the fourth industrial revolution

 

Questions:

Splitting Multi-page PDF Files Using GD Picture Utility

Dynamic filters in grid

Search model for a message or field by its value

VS 2005 Extended support end date - 4/12/2016

Dynamic TabDialog-Child Name, Change TabChild caption at Runtime

Meta For Each Row - skip selected rows

C# runtime problem

SELECT FOR UPDATE, so that allows the use of the code generated by PLEX, with other database engines.

 

Ideas:

Export and Import DB file to/from XML

Selection of retry to a server

Swapping Base national language to other language

 

Go Mobile:

Don't have time to log on to the CA Communities on your computer? Go Mobile on your iPhone, or Android device. Quickly browse and check in on the Workload Automation community. Don't just  consume, create.

 

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Brought to you by your Plex/2E Community Managers:

Lead Community Manager -LennThompson

Community Manager - Chris_Stallone

Want your content featured? Reach out to your community managers for information.

 

Dear CA Plex and CA 2E Customers:

 

I hope this finds you well. 

 

I would like to update you on recent developments here at CA Technologies. First, as you probably know, our CA Plex and CA 2E Product Manager had left CA Technologies. We are actively pursuing candidates for this critical product management position and will inform you as soon as it is filled.

 

Second, I am aware that there is some confusion with respect to the product direction so I would like to lend some clarity. Our approach was outlined last year at the CA Plex and CA 2E User Conference and there has been no change to that approach. While the development, release, timing and support of CA products remain at CA’s sole discretion, CA is currently supporting CA Plex and CA 2E and we are continuing to address the certifications of new platforms, operating system releases, and third-party dependencies. We recognize that our customer's who work on CA Plex and CA 2E have been changing the way you work in the application economy and we know that application development is evolving rapidly. As we mature in our agility here at CA, we have switched from Scrum to Kanban to help improve the flow and throughput of work. We have spent a great deal of time working down our sustaining engineering backlog for both products and getting up-to-date with certifications. Our CA Plex and CA 2E teams have put tremendous effort into Engineering Excellence initiatives, such as improved QA Automation and Continuous Integration environments, so that our customers can be more efficient than ever before. Regarding new functionality, we are being very selective and deliberate in terms of what new capabilities are added and in what product(s) these capabilities are added and are focusing on what will help you be successful in application development today.

 

Thank you for your dedication to CA Plex and CA 2E. We look forward to working with you as we shape the future of these products.

 

Sincerely,

Aline Gerew

SVP, Software Engineering

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Announcements:

Register for User Notifications from CA Support, Education and Services Teams

 

Questions:

Anyone done any research on .Net Native?

RPG Compile command in PLEX

Are programs in your CA 2E 8.7 Y2SY being Object Audited?

CA Plex only allows one user to logon

Web Service with multi-levels

Windows Explorer in CA PLEX NET Client

WSDL Tag <Documentation> not created automaticaly

PLEX Packager - Include new objects

 

Ideas:

Action Diagram parser issue - occasionally

Find all references for subprocedures

Remove generated source

 

Go Mobile:

Don't have time to log on to the CA Communities on your computer? Go Mobile on your iPhone, or Android device. Quickly browse and check in on the Workload Automation community. Don't just  consume, create.

 

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Brought to you by your Plex/2E Community Managers:

Lead Community Manager -LennThompson

Community Manager - Chris_Stallone

Want your content featured? Reach out to your community managers for information.

 

 

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Announcements:

General Availability Announcement for CA Plex r7.2 Complete

CA Plex & 2E Office Hours Transcript [Dec. 16th]

 

Questions:

New Local Models extracts not showing Triples and Action diagram

Create File in XML

WEBOPT (Y2WEB) uninstall from CA/2e system.

How to change label of a field at runtime ?

How to generate MD5 checksum on the iSeries

OwnedCascade / Owners

AS400 Format SYS UNICODE change CCSID

Blob support for JAVA

PLEX is supported in Windows 10

 

Ideas:

Improve 2e Web Service creation to allow REST Services and improve parameter names.

Allow Cobol 2e Programs to regenerated as ILE RPG

 

Go Mobile:

Don't have time to log on to the CA Communities on your computer? Go Mobile on your iPhone, or Android device. Quickly browse and check in on the Workload Automation community. Don't just  consume, create.

 

                                                                  Available_on_the_App_Store_(black).png          download_android.png

Brought to you by your Plex/2E Community Managers:

Lead Community Manager -LennThompson

Community Manager - Chris_Stallone

Want your content featured? Reach out to your community managers for information.

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Announcements:

CA World '15: Day 1 in Six Videos

Missing CA World '15? Watch the Keynotes Live Online

Community Member Spotlight - Richard Wilson [Nov. 2015]

CA_Plex_SupportForModernizingIBM_DB2_for_i.pdf

 

Previous Events:

Webcast Recap: CA Plex Support for Modernizing Your IBM DB2 for i

 

Upcoming Events:

CA Plex & CA 2E Office Hours: A Live Online Chat [Dec. 16th]

 

Questions:

SMTP Mail without using OBMAPI

Environments in Run Time

CA Plex's use of .ini files

CA Plex plan to upgrade Version 5 to Version 7.2

Integer output from Plex RPG program

CA Full application lifecycle apps that integrate with CA Plex?

visual studio 2015

Integrating PLEX with SSRS

Plex version update 7.2

 

Go Mobile:

Don't have time to log on to the CA Communities on your computer? Go Mobile on your iPhone, or Android device. Quickly browse and check in on the Workload Automation community. Don't just  consume, create.

 

                                                                  Available_on_the_App_Store_(black).png          download_android.png

Brought to you by your Plex/2E Community Managers:

Lead Community Manager -LennThompson

Community Manager - Chris_Stallone

Want your content featured? Reach out to your community managers for information.

 

Once a month we'll shine our virtual spotlight on one of the CA Plex 2E community's members. It's just a fun, easy way for us to get to know one another a little bit beyond our work-related interactions here on the site. This month, we're featuring Richard Wilson(Yorkshireman)

 

Location: Northumbria – ancient kingdom of free thinking Reivers, Vikings, and birthplace of lightbulbs, the turbine, and battleships, to name a few.

Current Gig: Financial Services

One word that describes how you work: Holistically

 

How do you use CA Communities and any suggestions for others?        

Fill in my blanks by asking questions of the galactic hive store of trivia we all hold. Take a steer on new areas and technology to pursue. Talk with CA techies. Payback by offering my own knowledge to questioners where I can.

 

Mac or PC?     

I'll have a Mac please.  I use several of both. Conclusion: “Bill Gates held back computing” One day all software will be as reliable as OSX – no, better. And as secure as IBM i – or better.

 

Mobile Device?

Another Apple, and others, but iOS leads the race. I hate the way my information is now anywhere in the world. I admire how Apple makes the life/digital interface so smooth. Wish I could be as good.

 

Apps/software/tools you can’t live without?   

Have to have email, and have to have about 0.001 percent of the www. Information. Facebook is the work of the devil.

 

Besides your phone and computer, what's your favorite item? 

Well, staying with inanimate things, I fondle each of my Calvert Stevens CS88's

 

What’s your daily work space like?        

Clear desk

 

How do you balance life/work?              

No balancing. I'm either in 'life' or I'm in 'work' - if they ever get together there will be a big argument and tears.

 

Best advice you can give and you have received?        

Keep a journal and say 'No' to more requests.  - Manage the people, not the (..whatever..)

 

What everyday thing are you better at than anyone else?         

Foresight.

comm-rewrite.jpgThank you for attending last week's session by GeorgeJeffcock titled "CA Plex Support for Modernizing Your IBM DB2 for i"

 

We thank you for your time and hope that you found it valuable.

 

Whether your missed the session, or attended and simply want to run through it again, this blog post will consolidate everything in one place for you:

 

Community Event Invitation: CA Plex Support for Modernizing Your IBM DB2 for i)

Video Replay: Webcast Replay: CA Plex Support for Modernizing Your IBM DB2 for i  [Nov. 12th]

Presentation:  (see attached)

 

Thank you again for attending our community webcast. Keep an eye out here for our next CA Plex CA 2E Community event announcement!

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CA World ’15 Registration is Open!

 

Get more details here https://communities.ca.com/community/ca-world/blog/2015/05/19/ca-world-15-registration-is-now-open and make sure you’re following the CA World '15 Community for updates!

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Announcements:

General Availability Announcement for CA 2E Japanese

 

Upcoming Events:

Community Webcast: CA Plex Support for Modernizing Your IBM DB2 for i (Nov. 12th)

CA Plex & CA 2E Office Hours: A Live Online Chat [Dec. 16th]

Postponed: CA 2E Office Hours: A Live Online Chat


Questions:

Plex, C# and .NET

How making a 'Distinct' with DBMS Script ?

Does anyone have an example of barcode printing with DDS user sources?

[Plex 7.2] WCF services - AS400

YGENSRC job has (technical) error messages in the joblog

 

Ideas:

Plex Java - Allow resource loading from specified charset / encoding


Go Mobile:

Don't have time to log on to the CA Communities on your computer? Go Mobile on your iPhone, or Android device. Quickly browse and check in on the Workload Automation community. Don't just  consume, create.

 

                                                                  Available_on_the_App_Store_(black).png          download_android.png

Brought to you by your Plex/2E Community Managers:

Lead Community Manager -LennThompson

Community Manager - Chris_Stallone

Want your content featured? Reach out to your community managers for information.

metaphor-server_connections-shorter.jpg

CA World ’15 Registration is Open!

 

Get more details here https://communities.ca.com/community/ca-world/blog/2015/05/19/ca-world-15-registration-is-now-open and make sure you’re following the CA World '15 Community for updates!

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Announcements:

CA 2E Office Hours Transcript [September 16th]


Upcoming Events:

CA Plex Office Hours: A Live Online Chat [October 2015]

CA 2E Office Hours: A Live Online Chat [November 2015]

CA Plex Office Hours: A Live Online Chat [December 2015]


Questions:

How can Plex/2E folks be successful in the future?

Someone has used the Win32 api function CreateProcess ?

Does anyone have experience using "Denoted By"?

Error: ++Cast To or ++Cast from

PLEX0059 Error invoking the Function !! c#

CA 2E cursor positioning in an EDTFIL

Does anyone have a working example of an output variable "As Returns" (not As Output)?

 

Ideas: Picture1.png

Login - Force "Prompt All Library Paths?" to be selected

Triple Order Matters

Mixed Mode DateTime2 Support

Stop Referring to System i

Stop Locking Ideas on the Idea Wall


Go Mobile:

Don't have time to log on to the CA Communities on your computer? Go Mobile on your iPhone, or Android device. Quickly browse and check in on the Workload Automation community. Don't just  consume, create.

 

                                                                  Available_on_the_App_Store_(black).png          download_android.png

Brought to you by your Plex/2E Community Managers:

Lead Community Manager -LennThompson

Community Manager - Chris_Stallone

Want your content featured? Reach out to your community managers for information.

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CA World ’15 Registration is Open!


Not only is registration open, but as a community member, you’re eligible for a special discounted rate of $1,295 from now through September 18, 2015. That’s a $700 discount off of the regular $1,995 price.

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But that’s not all! This year we’re offering a new Buy One, Get One promotion. Register before September 18 and you will receive a complimentary registration pass for a colleague. Some exclusions apply.

 

Get more details here https://communities.ca.com/community/ca-world/blog/2015/05/19/ca-world-15-registration-is-now-openand make sure you’re following the CA World '15 Community for updates!


Announcements:

Webcast Recap: Beyond Source Code The Convergence of DevOps, Microservices, Internet of Things, and RAD Tooling



Upcoming Events:

CA 2E Office Hours: A Live Online Chat [September 2015]

Postponed: CA 2E Office Hours: A Live Online Chat

CA Plex & CA 2E Office Hours: A Live Online Chat [Dec. 16th]


Questions:

Tools and Solutions for Modernizing Your IBM i Applications.pdf

Sample [.net Support and code libraries] [PLEX0048] error

Loading multiple subfile records for one DB read

Getting the system date and time in 2E

Job Scheduler

[PLEX 7.2] [Runtime Error - WinC/rpgIV]

Sometimes I get the message "Value for parameter DTAARA not a valid name" when I enter our CA 2E model.


Ideas: Picture1.png

anyType supporting in webservices import

Radio Button Control Defaults

Copy option for 2E Accesspath

Have SQL generator create SQL <field name list> not Select *


Go Mobile:

Don't have time to log on to the CA Communities on your computer? Go Mobile on your iPhone, or Android device. Quickly browse and check in on the Workload Automation community. Don't just  consume, create.

 

                                                                  Available_on_the_App_Store_(black).png          download_android.png

Brought to you by your Plex/2E Community Managers:

Lead Community Manager -LennThompson

Community Manager - Chris_Stallone

Want your content featured? Reach out to your community managers for information.