Access new devices and resources with extensions for RPG applications

IBM® Rational® Open Access RPG Edition provides the runtime enablement for the I/O handlers that are developed to extend ILE RPG I/O capabilities to new resources and devices. It allows programmers to use the simple, well-understood RPG I/O model to access new devices and resources that are not directly supported by RPG. Rational Open Access RPG Edition is a full-featured version of the limited support provided by native RPG SPECIAL files.
Rational Open Access RPG Edition software:

System Requirements

This page outlines system requirements for a server running IBM® Rational® Open Access: RPG Edition

Operating systemSoftwareHardware
IBM i 6.1 IBM Rational Development Studio for i V6.1 (5761-WDS) with applicable PTFs


RPG runtime V6.1 (5761-SS1) with applicable PTFs.
For IBM i 6.1, one of these models:
• 515, 520, 525, 550, 570, 595, 800, 810, 825, 870, 890, or MMA
• BladeCenter model 7998-61X
IBM i V7.1 IBM Rational Development Studio for i V7.1 (5770-WDS) with applicable PTFs


RPG runtime V7.1 (5770-SS1) with applicable PTFs.
The following IBM i 7.1 Power processor-based servers and blades are supported:
• POWER7: 8233-E8B, 9117-MMB, 9179-MHB, 8406-70Y, and 8406-71Y
• POWER6 and POWER6+: 9407-M15, 9408-M25, 9409-M50, 8203-E4A,
8204-E8A, 8234-EMA, 8261-E4S, 9406-MMA, 9117-MMA, 9119-FHA,
7998-60X, 7998-61X, 7778-23X
• POWER5 and POWER5+: 9405-520, 9407-515, 9406-520, 9406-525,
9406-550, 9406-570, and 9406-595

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