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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 Started The basics are well covered in the PowerBuilder User's Manual, but if you still have problems defining them look at Figure 1. Click on the column you want and its edit style (yes, click on edit on the properties) as DDDW (choose DropDownDW as Style Type). Next, choose your DataWindow, ... (more)

Working with the Enterprise Portal

An enterprise portal is the converged "hub" of multiple, complementary information management solutions, including document and content management, information search and retrieval, knowledge management, team collaboration, workflow, and business intelligence. Using PowerBuilder with Sybase Enterprise Portal Sybase Enterprise Portal is built around Sybase Enterprise Application Server. A lot of PowerBuilder developers already use this application server to build Enterprise (EAServer) applications. One of the reasons why they picked this server might be that it's the only server on... (more)

Dive into Your Data with a Warehouse - Processing solutions

I'm sure many of you have experienced the same problems within your company as I've experienced at my work these past few months. We have a single database server serving every part of our information processing community within our company, from transaction to batch processing to analytical processing. We have a huge amount of complex data and/or an unpredictable number of queries that are used to analyze and report the information stored within this database. The problem we have now is that our reports, especially the queries, take a long time to run. In the past this was not a... (more)

Working with the Enterprise Portal

An enterprise portal is the converged "hub" of multiple, complementary information management solutions, including document and content management, information search and retrieval, knowledge management, team collaboration, workflow, and business intelligence. In this article, we describe what an enterprise portal is and give you a brief overview of Sybase Enterprise Portal. Then we take a closer look at the portal and go over some of the installation requirements and steps for the Information Edition of the portal. We also delve into how to use a portal and build components (ca... (more)

Working with the Enterprise Portal

An enterprise portal is the converged "hub" of multiple, complementary information management solutions, including document and content management, information search and retrieval, knowledge management, team collaboration, workflow, and business intelligence. Sybase Enterprise Portal Security Architecture Sybase Enterprise Portal provides single sign-on throughout the portal including transparent authentication to a lot of legacy systems. In the good old days, it wasn't necessary to have single sign-on. You had a mainframe where you connected with one username and password. With ... (more)