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EAServer includes a powerful API called the Interface Repository. In this article I'll create a small service component to clean this repository of unwanted files that might be created when you deploy PowerBuilder components. I'll show how to get all the packages associated with your server and read your component's special properties. With the Interface Repository you can do all the EAServer administration and monitoring tasks, for example: Create and ping connection caches Query for installed packages and components Get information about the server (OS, version) Refresh/restart/shut down a server Place or remove the server in/from Admin mode Change the Jagadmin password Monitor the server (network info, component info) Read the EAServer log files Most of what the Jaguar Manager does is through the repository, so it would be possible to write a complete new admini... (more)

'NetStart' your PowerBuilder Application

One of the biggest problems in an enterprise is deploying the application. Usually you have to deliver a new release of your application to several hundred workstations. This may be a time-consuming and very cost-intensive task. Think of rolling out the newest and coolest version of the order application of your enterprise: this superior version has so many new functionalities that your users will love it. When we think about rolling out a new version, we must keep a few things in mind: The cool new version has to be packed for distribution. Database conversion scripts have to ... (more)

DDDW Tips and Tricks

The DropDownDataWindow (DDDW) edit style is one of PowerBuilder's outstanding features. Yes, I know there are a lot of new and exciting capabilities in the upcoming release of PowerBuilder, but in this article I'll try to solve some of the current problems with the existing features that are popping up in nearly every project I've seen. Here I'll focus on DropDownDataWindows, including: How to get started with DDDWs Filtering DDDWs without losing the display value in other rows Catching the collapsing of a DDDW Trapping the cursor keys in a DDDW Autocomplete DDDW values Getting S... (more)

Tips, Tricks & Recipes for Sybase ASE

Tips, Tricks & Recipes for Sybase ASE Author: Rob Verschoor Publisher: Sypron Publications, The Netherlands In contrast with Rob Verschoor's previous book, The Complete Sybase ASE Quick Reference Guide, his new book, Tips, Tricks & Recipes for Sybase ASE, is a full-size book filled with a lot information that ASE administrators and ASE developers will find useful. It provides dos and don'ts, and tips on how to keep your data intact, performant, and valid, and your ASE users happy. The author, Rob Verschoor, is a certified DBA for ASE 12.5/12.0, and a freelance consultant with his o... (more)

Sybase ASE 12.5 Performance and Tuning

Over the past few years, there have been a number of titles released on the Sybase enterprise database management system. Administrator's Guide to Sybase ASE 12.5, released late last year, was widely adopted by consultants, DBAs, and administrators of Sybase ASE. Sybase ASE 12.5 High Availability, released in early 2002, is especially appropriate for those whose businesses demand 24x7 availability of data and applications. The third title in this series, Sybase ASE 12.5 Performance and Tuning, is the one we'll take a closer look at this month. It promises to be just as valuable ... (more)