Externally-described files were one of the most important time-saving innovations of the System/38 and have continued to serve S/38, AS/400, and iSeries developers well. But it’s time to ask whether DDS is “dead.” The question isn’t whether IBM will drop support for existing DDS-created files (they won’t anytime soon), but whether you should quit using DDS and start using SQL for new development. DDS (the familiar acronym for Data Description Specifications) provides the ...

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