Programming in ILE RPG

Programming in ILE RPG (5th ed)Since its original publication, Programming in RPG IV has given thousands of students and professionals a strong foundation in the essentials of business programming using RPG IV. Now, the long-awaited Fifth Edition, retitled Programming in ILE RPG, produces the most significant update to this “gold standard” book in many years. The book has been reorganized and updated to the newest software release. It includes exclusive coverage of free-format RPG, new attention to SQL, and expanded emphasis on ILE modules, procedures, and service programs. All-new programming exercises and assignments add even more value for learning.


Your Complete Resource Guide for
the COMMON Associate RPG Developer Exam


The book includes complete coverage of the program development process, the newest development tools, RPG IV instructions and operations, creating and using files, program workflow and structured design, arithmetic operations and functions, accessing and updating database files, writing interactive applications, modular programming, service programs, error handling, subfiles, APIs, and more. This book is the one guide you need to learn how to be successful with all aspects of ILE RPG.

About the Authors

Bryan Meyers
Bryan Meyers

Bryan Meyers is well known to IBM i technicians as the author of a number of books and magazine articles about the IBM i operating system and languages. His programming, management, and consulting career has spanned most of the IBM midrange history from the System/360 through the AS/400, and now IBM i. For much of that time, Bryan was the IT director for an international hospitality franchisor. He has also managed computer operations for municipal government, international construction, and broadcasting industries. Bryan’s company, Enskill.com, provides onsite and online IBM i training to organizations worldwide.


Jim Buck
Jim Buck

Jim Buck’s IT career has spanned more than 35 years, in college education, manufacturing, and healthcare. Past president of the Wisconsin Midrange Computer Professional Association, he has served on several teams developing IBM and COMMON certification tests. Jim has co-authored several IBM i books used by companies and in colleges worldwide. He is also recipient of the 2007 IBM System i Innovation – Education Excellence Award, 2014 COMMON Presidents Award and was named 2013/2016/2017 IBM Champion – Power Systems. Jim is the president and cofounder of imPower Technologies, providing professional IBM i training and consulting services. He is active in the IBM i community helping companies train their employees in the latest IBM technologies and developing the next generation of IBM i professionals.