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BCD's Presto 6 Includes Improved RPG OA Screen Formatting and Change Management

Key new features make it more efficient for RPG programmers to modernize existing green screens and new RPG programs.

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Chicago, IL – March 17, 2015 – BCD Software LLC, a Quadrant Software company and an IBM i industry leader for almost 40 years, has announced the release of Presto 6, their rapid green screen and new RPG application modernization tool. Highlights of this release include improved RPG OA screen formatting and change management.

According to Marcel Sarrasin, Quadrant's VP of Corporate Marketing, "It's important to get quick results with modernization projects. Regardless of whether you use the 5250 datastream or OA with Presto, you get very impressive results out of the box. This allows programmers to spend their time on adding new functionality to their modernized green screens."

Improved RPG Open Access Formatting

Presto 6’s OA rendering engine displays a more complete out-of-the-box web version of green screens modernized using Presto's OA approach:

  • Screens include function keys and text constants like input field labels
  • Hidden fields remain hidden
  • Absolute positioning places elements in the same spot as the green screen version

Developers then use Presto's visual editor to further enhance the screens.

Change Management

With Presto's screen-by-screen change management feature, you can easily move individual screens and all of their customizations from your development environment to your production environment.

Global Identities

Global identities enable you to define screen identities that override Presto's out-of-the-box automatic detection settings. This makes it easier to uniquely identify non-standard screens.

Other New Features

  • Radio buttons and checkboxes can appear in a row or as a vertical list
  • Presto's automatic subfile option detection module is now configurable
  • Support for overriding the default outqueue in the spool file viewer and PDF converter
  • The subfile option flyout menu appears when you click the record row
  • Changes and improvements for continued mobile support
  • New line key support

About Presto

Presto is the fastest way to give your existing green screens and new RPG programs a modern web GUI that's accessible from browsers on PCs and mobile devices. Whether you use the 5250 datastream or RPG Open Access (OA), Presto gives you the most flexibility to add new functionality.

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About BCD and Quadrant Software

BCD is a Quadrant Software companycompany and one of the most successful software organizations in the IBM i marketplace. BCD and Quadrant have a combined 60 years in the IBM i marketplace and have successfully helped thousands of organizations worldwide modernize.

Together, BCD and Quadrant help customers maximize their investment in IBM i with their web development, mobilization, spool file beautification and document distribution tools.