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SAP PowerBuilder 12.6 / InfoMaker 12.6: No Maintenance Renewals beyond June 2018

SAP and the partner Appeon have entered into an agreement on July 2016 that allows Appeon to develop, sell and support a new generation of the PowerBuilder development platform and the InfoMaker reporting solution. The yearly renewal of the Sybase maintenance contracts for PowerBuilder cannot go beyond June 30, 2018. For more details, please see SAP note  : PowerBuilder 12.6 / InfoMaker 12.6 Maintenance Renewals and blog : Appeon Signs …

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Swiss PowerBuilder User Group Meeting, May 31st 2017 in Zurich

Dear all The Swiss PowerBuilder User Group is inviting to our next event. The main topics are PowerBuilder WebServices by Mr. Marco Meoni PowerBuilder companion tools by Mr. Christophe Dufourmantelle, Novalys PowerBuilderUltimate Suite demo by Mr. Michael Kramer The event will take place on May 31st at Leonardo Boutique Hotel Rigihof in Zurich. Attendance is free for members. Please find more information, agenda and meeting registration at our website http://www.spbug.ch …

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Visual Expert 2017 for PowerBuilder Released!

A new major version is now available, including:   * New Code Comparison features for PowerBuilder and Database Code. * CRUD Matrix (which objects Create/Read/Update/Delete your tables). * New Code Analyzer for SQL Server (T-SQL + DB Schema). * Improved Code Doc. generator, supporting large sets of code. * Improved Oracle Code Analyzer (PL/SQL + DB Schema). * Cross analysis between PB and DB code, to review Client/Server dependencies. * And …

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PowerBuilder on TV!

** Very “Kool” ** One normally thinks of PowerBuilder TV as the PBTV website that contains great information about the PowerBuilder product. However, what I am talking about today is putting PowerBuilder on your TV! Yes, you read that right … put your PowerBuilder applications on your TV and interact directly with them. You can do that today, thanks to the Appeon Mobile product from Appeon corporation. New televisions or …

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PowerBuilder on TV!

** Very “Kool” **    One normally thinks of PowerBuilder TV as the PBTV website that contains great information about the PowerBuilder product. However, what I am talking about today is putting PowerBuilder on your TV! Yes, you read that right … put your PowerBuilder applications on your TV and interact directly with them. You can do that today, thanks to the Appeon Mobile product from Appeon corporation.    New …

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How to forcibly return a license for PowerBuilder / InfoMaker

Introduction This guide will walk through returning a checked out license from InfoMaker (IM) or PowerBuilder (PB) to a SySAM server using SySAM’s lmutil command-line tool. Purpose When a developer is leaving the company or moving machines, it may be necessary to forcibly remove an old license so it can be re-used again on a new machine. First, the steps in Knowledge Base Article 2088264 should be followed. If it …

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Enable SySAM Logging for PowerBuilder / InfoMaker

Introduction When running into issues getting PowerBuilder (PB) or InfoMaker (IM) to accept a license, the best first step in diagnosing the problem is to enable SySAM logging. This will generate a log file with plain text errors as to why the SySAM client is not accepting the license. In this example I will use PowerBuilder, however the same steps apply to InfoMaker with naming differences (im.ini instead of pb.ini, …

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Installing and Administering SYSAM Server for PowerBuilder / InfoMaker

Introduction In some instances, it is necessary to install a SYSAM server to host license files to a PowerBuilder (PB) or InfoMaker (IM) client. The most common reason for this is running PB or IM on a virtual machine or through a remote desktop connection. See Knowledge Base Article 1850487 for more information. However, it is also helpful for consolidating licenses in one location to be served to PB or …

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Fast String Concatenation

I needed a way to build a string in a loop for import into a DataWindow but speed was important. I created an object with functions that allows for string concatenation using a blob variable that is allocated once and no external function calls are needed. To test my object I concatenated a string of 445 characters to a new string 500 times. The standard method seen here took 320 …

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New Release (2016R3) of the STD ‘Integrated’ FrameWork!

** Hot News **  Integrated Foundation Classes (2016R3) Released!  “THE” PowerBuilder Classic & Appeon Framework! (v2016.3.0.68 – October 10, 2016)    Software Tool & Die Inc (STD) is very pleased to announce that they have just released an updated version 2016R3 (2016.3.0.68) of their Integrated Foundation Class library for PowerBuilder “Classic“, Appeon Web and Appeon Mobile!The latest version contains the following updates and has been tested with Appeon 2015R2 Server  (build …

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