RE: VARIABLE-1 = '' Inconsistent behaviour

2004-02-04 Thread Dennis Bartlett
For what it's worth, the Arev knowledgebase has a great article on optimising BASIC code (for speed!), which mentions that the -1 concept is the slowest structure. Admittedly we have processors that thrash these things out in milliseconds today, but for the purist... The A = A : newvalue : @fm

RE: Proc or Para

2004-02-05 Thread Dennis Bartlett
Think of PROC as a type of dos BAT file... Sure you could write programs to schedule things to happen one after the other, but it sure is easier to just create a BAT file, ain't it? AUTOEXEC.BAT? Yeah, they evolved, perhaps too far, but essentially it was a simple procedural tool. -Original

RE: Proc or Para

2004-02-05 Thread Dennis Bartlett
In fact, PQN's were the death of me, as the library system I worked on was almost exclusively driven (as in menus) using PQNs... Damn amazing what can be achieved with them if you had a bent for the peculiar, and perseverance beyond stupidity. Shoulda left them at PQ... Simple proc /BAT files.

RE: Proc or Para

2004-02-05 Thread Dennis Bartlett
Yeah, they evolved, perhaps too far, but essentially it was a simple procedural tool. Wrong way round. Huh? I said Procs in the PQ form came before PQN's... Waz wrong wi' dat? The evolution was PQ to PQN ... From simple batch (step 1 to 2 to 3) we moved to labels (step 1 to 2 to (if a = b) then

U2 List Archive... How big is it?

2004-02-11 Thread Dennis Bartlett
Sometimes (out here in Africa) we cannot get access to the internet - whilst I realise it would just be a snapshot without updating, would it be possible to use something like webstripper and copy the entire site to my HDD? dennis -- u2-users mailing list [EMAIL PROTECTED]

RE: UniVerse and Backup Exec

2004-02-19 Thread Dennis Bartlett
Hi Gwen We're running UniVerse 10.0.4 (a known baddie as it is) and Backup Exec, tho' which I don't know off hand. We also get plenty app errors We've had 47 system crashes sinces Aug '03, which IBM have first blamed on Backup Exec, then told us that 10.1 would fix it thereby admitting the

RE: [UV] How much do you pay for support each year?

2004-02-25 Thread Dennis Bartlett
Whoa! Hold on... The original poster of this thread never questioned the need for support - he just questioned the need for east coast support... All he was asking is is there a way to directly approach IBM for support, and if not, who can he go to as a VAR on the west coast... Not so difficult,

How to Add Triggers on Dicts

2004-03-02 Thread Dennis Bartlett
for adding triggers to data files. CREATE TRIGGER AUDIT_XXX AFTER INSERT OR UPDATE OR DELETE ON XXX FOR EACH ROW CALLING 'DATA.TRIGGER' ; I've tried various ways of modding this statement to add the trigger to a dict, but alas no success. Any ideas? dennis bartlett -- u2-users mailing list [EMAIL

RE: How to Add Triggers on Dicts

2004-03-02 Thread Dennis Bartlett
Hi Vincent, Is your subroutine GLOBAL cataloged ? Thanks for the prompt reply! Yes, it is cataloged using the INFORMATION FLAVOR catalog command. (our system runs on a PICK flavor account) The trigger is currently working fine on DATA files. It's just the adding of it to DICT files that's

RE: How to Add Triggers on Dicts

2004-03-08 Thread Dennis Bartlett
the trigger. BUT - I haven't tried it. Not sure I would try it. Good luck! -Original Message- From: Dennis Bartlett [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Tuesday, March 02, 2004 9:20 AM To: 'U2 Users Discussion List' Subject: RE: How to Add Triggers on Dicts The trigger is currently working

How would I find the block size on a W2K Server?

2004-03-15 Thread Dennis Bartlett
Everything seems to revolve around block size. I know we've been over this a thousand times, but I'm trying to make sure (coz I'm being hounded to prove my theories) I've been using 2k as a general rule-of-thumb (on W2k NT), but have now been informed (albeit wrongly perhaps) that Pick is 2k,

RE: UNCLASSIFIED RE: Unidata Flashbasic

2004-03-25 Thread Dennis Bartlett
Just a reminder that to ask IBM for something, simply send a post to [EMAIL PROTECTED] Please ask..!!! -Original Message- Pity that's a UniData-only feature. [snip] Maybe if enough UniVerse users request it, it will be added. [snip] Tim Snyder IBM Data Management Solutions

UniData Profiling

2004-03-29 Thread Dennis Bartlett
Somebody the other day said that if we all asked IBM (nicely) we might be able to get UniData-type profiling available on UniVerse... I sent a message to U2AskUs and got back a snotty (sorry Jackie!) reply The appropriate way to request an enhancement is to raise it with your support

RE: U2UG Contract

2004-03-29 Thread Dennis Bartlett
Hey, Wol, wot's cdp? -- u2-users mailing list [EMAIL PROTECTED] http://www.oliver.com/mailman/listinfo/u2-users

RE: SB+ Information

2004-03-29 Thread Dennis Bartlett
For what it's worth I'm writing a trigger-based solution in-house. Progress has stalled for the mo' for a lack of time, but basically it's as follows: The RC means Revision Control Two files: RC.PROJECTS -stores a description, creation author, date, time

RE: The lists are closing

2004-03-30 Thread Dennis Bartlett
Wendy, All that subscribing to a forum will do for you is that you'll get an email telling you that someone has replied to something on the forum. The email will NOT contain the posting, nor any reference short of the subject line to the previous post. In short, all communication from the U2UG

RE: The lists are closing

2004-03-30 Thread Dennis Bartlett
Listen, Will the blind, deaf and possibly dumb Johnson Are you hearing nothing? There are those of us who don't live in the land of the mighty dollar. We have to pay for our traffic, we have employment contracts that forbid us from internet access during the day, yet we still need access to U2

RE: Modern Universe - was: The lists are closing

2004-03-30 Thread Dennis Bartlett
Joe, GET A LIFE. We're pickies, we don't need to understand XML, or whatever, so long as we can do what's required of us. Yeah, we could learn XML, if required. I guarantee I could write a proggie to do just about anything, interface with anything, natively bond with any database... With

RE: Question for Donald Kibbey

2004-03-30 Thread Dennis Bartlett
Ha! Will pernickty Johnson is at it again. Integrate as a verb I think applies to mathematics. But if I say My software integrates well I think most people would think A) you have math software ? or B) Your English is bad? Damn! Sir, can't you also get a life? Ain't this a technical

RE: The lists are closing

2004-03-30 Thread Dennis Bartlett
Dennis Bartlett agrees that: Dennis Bartlett wrote: All that subscribing to a forum And that Dennis Bartlett was obviously smoking out of some BEEG pot resulting in the fact that Dennis Bartlett is truly soree errr.. oops -- u2-users

RE: The lists are closing ** adulation to Clif ***

2004-03-30 Thread Dennis Bartlett
Clif, Like others I've selfishly used your lists for my gain, without thinking of the work involved. Like others,I've learnt so much, and probably given so little. Like others, I've flamed, been flamed, and duly reprimanded in such a loving way :) Like others, I've been

Volunteer Board

2004-03-30 Thread Dennis Bartlett
The number of after-the fact non-volunteers pointing out what we *should* have done is always staggering... I think what you've done is excellent. I think that the who comparison thang came about as a result of the imminent demise of the oliver thing... Volunteer? No problem, only I wonder

RE: The lists are closing

2004-03-30 Thread Dennis Bartlett
So there Will Johnson Ha Will! So nice to see you're wearing a new style... Must say it really suits you... -- u2-users mailing list [EMAIL PROTECTED] http://www.oliver.com/mailman/listinfo/u2-users

RE: Data typing in MV Basic

2004-03-31 Thread Dennis Bartlett
Surely OneYear = 101 Current = 0203 * NextYr = ( Current + OneYear ) R(0)#4 would be simpler??? -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of djordan Sent: 31 March 2004 12:36 To: 'U2 Users Discussion List' Subject: RE: Data

RE: Fora posts

2004-04-01 Thread Dennis Bartlett
In fact, knowing who wrote the message would help greatly too (as I always make a point of reading the posts from the greats...Glenn Herbert, Ray Wurlod, Leroy Dreyfuss...etc, and avoid those written by contentious souls, eg Joe...) Knowing a post comes from [EMAIL PROTECTED] really does nothing

*** END OF THREAD *** Was: RE: Modern Universe (TESTING)

2004-04-08 Thread Dennis Bartlett
Hi Clif A bit late in the day, but it would be better if you put END OF THREAD in the subject line as those of us who selectively read posts often miss these posts. On any thread that wanders about one starts to get interesting snippets that are tempting to reply to... Thus inadvertently breaking

RE: The future of U2

2004-04-15 Thread Dennis Bartlett
U2 TO DB2 --- Best thing to Happen. Hopefully IBM will start integrating all IBM DB's into Flagship RDBMS UDB. Joe Eugene BOY! OH! BOY!This lad sure is a flamethrower. Wotsa matta boy, you have a bad childhood? Someone drown yer puppy? Wet the bed last night? You really got it bad. Why

*** END OF THREAD *** Oh, dear, Mr Oliver - havent you learnt yet... Put it in the subject line, dear boy! RE: The future of U2

2004-04-15 Thread Dennis Bartlett
-Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Clif Oliver Sent: 15 April 2004 03:10 To: U2 Users Discussion List Subject: Re: The future of U2 *** END OF THREAD *** DO NOT REPLY TO THIS THREAD ANY FURTHER (That means *anyone* not just the poster of

RE: Jbase handles multivalue on RDBMS

2004-04-16 Thread Dennis Bartlett
For what it's worth the Revelation / Arev / OpenInsight crowd have a thing called Bonding where in you can create a bond with another database structure, and natively list/sort/query that database. Bundled with Arev comes Dbase / Ascii bonds. I don't know what comes with OI, but I believe you get

RE: We need a web based Forum!

2004-04-21 Thread Dennis Bartlett
The main argument against the forum is that some of you out their can not access the web. How can anyone in a development role do their job properly nowadays without being able to access the web. I am sure that if all we had was a forum on the web, admin departments would be told that X needs

RE: RE: We need a web based Forum!

2004-04-22 Thread Dennis Bartlett
, and churn out lotsa useful utilities, plus any amount of real work... :-) -Original Message- From: Dennis Bartlett [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: 21 April 2004 12:01 To: 'U2 Users Discussion List' Subject: OT: veryy OT: RE: We need a web based Forum! Schalk -- u2-users mailing list

RE: We need a web based Forum!

2004-04-22 Thread Dennis Bartlett
Definitely an honourable reply. The thing is tho', that if they don't do it in the most accepted/requested way, they'll have more hassle in the long run, forever being bombarded with petty whinging. Seems to me a system where * email (the list) carries on as usual * All emailed

RE: GUI as nice as character-based

2004-04-22 Thread Dennis Bartlett
Schalk, you don't have to send the screen layout up and down the lines - have locally installed GUI apps, pointing to remote site data. When the program loads up, it gets all it's programming power from the local workstation, and data transfer is at a minimum. I know this is a nirvana, and a real

RE: GUI as nice as character-based

2004-04-22 Thread Dennis Bartlett
Dawn Why dispense with the work already done in Data/Basic - I know I plug the language, and y'all ignore me, but OpenInsight (the GUI version of Advanced Revelation) looks and feels just like the Gates product, _and_ has the wonderful facility to use your already existing DataBasic code. The

RE: GUI as nice as character-based

2004-04-22 Thread Dennis Bartlett
but remembered not to include the entire original post in my response this time -- sorry I forget that on Oops! Me too - sorry folks! -- u2-users mailing list [EMAIL PROTECTED] http://www.oliver.com/mailman/listinfo/u2-users

RE: We need a web based Forum!

2004-04-23 Thread Dennis Bartlett
I think I have found the holy grail! Mr Hogan, Sir I do believe you have it... -- u2-users mailing list [EMAIL PROTECTED] http://www.oliver.com/mailman/listinfo/u2-users

RE: How far can U2 scale?

2004-04-28 Thread Dennis Bartlett
In reply to what Steve wrote re: app level problems with scability: In a way you're right, in that an app written for small scale systems cannot easily be scaled upward to infinity without having serious bottleneck issues. No matter what tool (read language/RAD/whatever) is used, if the design

Input weirdo...

2004-04-28 Thread Dennis Bartlett
We have a program looping through all data files searching for something - sometimes it gets to a file containing several million records and we'd like to be able to tell it to skip that file and continue with the next file. We've tried the following approaches with said results: (1) OPT.OUT =

RE: Input weirdo...

2004-04-29 Thread Dennis Bartlett
Thanks Mark! Bjorn managed to find his reply (in an Advanced Pick manual) just after I'd sent the request, which kinda worked, but not exactly, but your length of inputbuffer works a charm. Speaking of these SYSTEM thangs - is there anywhere I can get a list of all the settings / variables