Category Archives: Powerbuilder

It’s here! The very first issue of MyDatabases!

MyDatabases Volume 1 Issue 1 (July 2008)

MyDatabases Volume 1 Issue 1

Geek Spotlight:  Michael Peppler
Sybase ASE on Ubuntu 8.04
Multicore Processors
VMware Virtualization
Logical Process Manager

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Native support of SQLite in Sybase PowerBuilder and PowerDesigner?

What I would love to see is native support for SQLite.

It is the most installed embedded database on the planet hands down.  Don’t believe me?  You know that Firefox web browser, Thunderbird newsreader, most Adobe products, Miro, etc all have it embedded?  – reference

We use it extensively at work as:

  1. staging for mass data imports/exports/conversions
  2. local application ‘cache’ for large data sets
  3. projects that don’t require all the features of Sybase ASE (or Oracle for that matter)

One of the best features is that the database itself in platform independent… copy the db on to AIX from your Windows box … then on to your old Amiga … then on to your windows mobile device.  Getting the point?  :)

I really wish Sybase would make it so that the Sybase ASE databases were truly platform and character set/sort order independent… but that is in another dream ;-)

Not a blurb in the PowerDesigner/PowerBuilder manuals or anything

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PowerBuilder 11.0 (& 11.1), Vista and Office 2007

If you’re trying to install PowerBuilder 11.1 on Windows Vista, you may run into CR# 487134:

Installation of PB 11.0 and PB 11.1 on several machines fails with the same messages in window logs. Volume Shadow Copy Service error: Unexpected error querying for the IVssWriterCallback interface. hr = 0x80070005. Same for several Customers. Happens on Windows Vista OS. The root cause is a DW ActiveX self-register issue which will be fixed in the next full install release.

Workaround: Uninstall Ms Office 2007 and reinstall it after successful PB11.1 installation
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PowerBuilder 11.2 is coming out shortly

Speed in Development. Speed in Deployment. Speed in Performance.

PowerBuilder 11.2 will be available shortly and we are holding a Web seminar with John Strano to highlight the key features of this release. During this Web seminar, John will show you the new capabilities found in PowerBuilder 11.2 that bring increased performance to your mission-critical applications, including using AJAX and .NET development to EAServer. In addition, John will show you a range of as well as database, UI, and usability enhancements.

PowerBuilder 11.2 Web Seminar: Increased Performance is Here
Wednesday, April 2, 2008
9:00 AM PT
/ 12:00 PM EST

The PowerBuilder 11.2 webcast will cover:

  • Certificate Store Support for Smart Client-published Applications
  • Usability and UI Enhancements
  • Database Connectivity Enhancements
  • Enabling the DEBUG Condition for ORCA and OrcaScript
  • Application Pools for Web Forms in IIS7
  • EAServer Support for .NET-deployed PowerBuilder Clients
  • AJAX Functionality for WebForm-Deployed Applications

Register for the PowerBuilder 11.2 Web seminar today and speed up your development, deployment, and performance.

Find out more and sign up here.


The PowerBuilder Team

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FW: ISUG North American PowerBuilder Tour – Q1, 2008

From our friends at ISUG:

ISUG North American PowerBuilder Tour – Q1, 2008

Additional Dates by Popular Demand!

Sponsored by: Appeon, Enable, Novalys, Sybase

Following on from our successful multi-city tour in 2007, ISUG is pleased to announce additional dates for the PowerBuilder 11 Tour!


  • Feb 26th: San Jose, CA – Embassy Suites, Santa Clara
  • Feb 27th: Los Angeles, CA – Embassy Suites North, LAX
  • Feb 28th: San Diego, CA – Windmill Banquet & Catering, Carlsbad

During these events you will:

  • Consume .NET Resources using PowerBuilder 11’s . NET Interoperability
  • Create .NET Resources from existing PowerBuilder NVOs
    • .NET assemblies
    • .NET Web Services
  • Use PowerBuilder 11 and ASP.NET 2.0 to create Web Form Applications
  • Build WinForm & Smart Client Applications right from within PowerBuilder.
  • Set up SQL Anywhere 10 as your back-end database for .NET activity

In addition, we’ll present:

  • A special early morning session on troubleshooting installation issues
  • Information on companion products from ISUG partners
  • Tips and Tricks on migrating to PowerBuilder 11 from earlier versions

PLUS! A very special first for PowerBuilder users as Enable Development introduces its Source Change for PowerBuilder! Be the first to see this awesome technology first-hand — a tool no serious PowerBuilder developer can be without!

All events begin at 8:00am local time, and end at 5:30pm.

To register for this tour, visit: Registration fees for this event are as follows:

Pre-Registration (more than 3 days prior to the event):

  • ISUG Members – Gold Benefits – $99
  • ISUG Members – Silver Benefits – $129*
  • ISUG Members – Basic Benefits – $179*
  • Non-Members – $249+

Last-Minute/Onsite Registration (3 days or less prior to the event):

  • ISUG Members – Gold Benefits – $149
  • ISUG Members – Silver Benefits – $179*
  • ISUG Members – Basic Benefits – $229*
  • Non-Members – $299+

* Includes upgrade to Gold Benefits
+ Includes ISUG membership with Gold Benefits

Non-members: Save $55 by joining ISUG here for just $95, and then register at the discounted Gold price!!!

Businesses: Want to send multiple employees? Ask us about our corporate discounts! Send an email to  – Be sure to specify how many people you will be sending.

All attendees wishing to participate hands-on should bring a laptop pre-installed with the required software (provided by the ISUG Gold Benefits package). Note that this is not required to attend, only if you wish to follow along with the labs.

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