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Programming Languages - AS/400 and Mainframes

What are the different Programming Languages involved in AS/400 and Mainframes?

  • RPG/400
  • COBOL/400
  • C/400
  • SQL/400
  • FORTRAN/400
  • AS/400 Basic
  • AS/400 PL/1
  • AS/400 Pascal
  • RM/COBOL -85


RPG - Report Program Generator

  • Features and highlights,
  • Concise application language
  • Strictly column oriented
  • Brief and powerful
  • Supports embedded SQL statement


COBOL/400

  • Features and highlights,
  • Similar to PC counterpart
  • Cobol Application migrated to AS/400
  • English like
  • Easy to read
  • Supports embedded SQL statement


C/400

  • Powerful, easy to read


SQL/400

  • Structured query language
  • Powerful data manipulation tool
  • Interactive usage
  • Queries
  • Updates


FORTRAN/400

  • Performs mathematical calculations
  • Calculations with floating point numbers


AS/400 Basic

  • Interpreter for interactive usage
  • Compiled Basic programs for faster execution
  • Supports floating point and scientific notations
  • Full screen processing for formatting


AS/400 PL/1

  • Supports embedded SQL statements
  • Procedural base language
  • Supports floating point pointers
  • Bit and String Manipulations