db2.sh: A Command Line Interface for DB2 on IBM i

Recently starting the IBM i BASH Tools repository has prompted me to think  of some scripts that would be useful. One that I have wanted for quite awhile is a Command Line Interface (CLI) for DB2 on the IBM i. Calling DB2 from Command Line Calling DB2 from the command line is done in the…

Apigility RPC for IBM i DB2

Apigility Setup This example assumes a setup similar to the one described in Installing and Using Apigility on IBM i. The example repository can be found on github. Create New RPC Create a new RPC through the Apigility Admin Interface like normal. This will generate a Factory and Controller for the RPC service. Once that…

LoopBack on IBM i

loopback-connector-db2ibmi is still pre-pre-alpha. Use with caution. Installing LoopBack This uses loopback-cli in order to create a LoopBack Project. That is the lb command seen below. A list of loopback-clicommands can be found here. The commands above in order are simply:

This will give us everything we need to begin making an API. To start with,…

How to Add Filtering to Apigility

Setting Up Apigility This guide will be using the same project setup during my Apigility Entity & Mapper Tips article. The related github repo has been updated with the new source in this article. Create a Filters Class I found the best way to stay organized was to create a type of Helper Class called <ServiceName>Filters….

Apigility Entity & Mapper Tips

Create a Simple Schema and Table To get us started, we’ll need a source of data for our service. I’m going to use IBM i DB2 for this example, since that is primarily what I work on. Below is SQL to define a simple table and populate it with some data.

If all ran…

Simple Git Practices on IBM i Without IBM DB2 Connect

The Problem Ideally, application development is separated into three environments: local (development), staging, and production. Staging and production would reside on the IBM i, while local is specific to each developer and would reside on the developer’s local development machine. In a perfect world, the developer would have a mock of the database on their…

Apigility with OAuth2 on IBM i

Create the OAuth tables in DB2 These tables are created according to specifications from Zend Framework OAuth2.

Configure Apigility It is important to note that it is best practice to create this Authentication through the Apigility admin, then edit what is generated.

Test That’s it! It’s that simple to get basic OAuth2…

Installing and Using Apigility on IBM i

Install Apigility I find the easiest way to accomplish this on the IBM i is to use PHP itself on command line:

After this is ran, Apigility will try to serve itself up. While it is successful in doing so, I have not been able to visit Apigility without errors when it is running…