Can you license this logic to Rocket? Seems like getting the 'check box' for the database would serve them well, and would be a drop in the bucket for them to throw dollars at you that would be FAR more than you would likely get licensing it one-off yourself. Just a thought. Rocket should be 'buying' this kind of stuff and putting it under the hood. Horizontal stuff it just seems that no one ever 'seeks out' - we all end up building it. Which is craziness and hurts Rocket more than anyone!
Just my thought on a late afternoon. -----Original Message----- From: u2-users-boun...@listserver.u2ug.org [mailto:u2-users-boun...@listserver.u2ug.org] On Behalf Of Tony Gravagno Sent: Tuesday, February 07, 2012 3:18 PM To: email@example.com Subject: Re: [U2] Building an Excel File > From: Bob Rasmussen > It would be conceivable, though not necessarily profitable, to have an > Excel add-in that would pull data out of Pick via a network-based > object call. Conceivable? How about Done. Phil Gerber has referred people to NebulaXChange as the replacement for CrowFlite. http://nebula-rnd.com/blog/tech/2009/03/xchange-intro1.html (Not bothering with nospam anymore...) If nothing else, just look at the screenshots. That blog links back to another 2007 blog which has code showing how to connect from Excel to any MV platform via a web service. The takeaway here is that anyone here can have a solution for Excel-to-U2 today, for free. (NebulaXChange for U2 can connect with UO.NET, mv.NET, telnet, or SSH.) Not necessarily profitable? Righteo! Not in this market. Once again, people will go for years longing for something that already exists, the underlying theme being "it must be free". The mentality of "free" (not related to "open source") or at least the insistence that for some reason Pick tools need to be "cheap", has seriously done a lot to kill innovation. It has destroyed the motivation for developers like me to create solutions which address common needs. NebulaXChange never went production because of kickback on a couple hundred dollar price tag. I might rethink that. It might seem weird to say this, but XChange is software that just deserves to be used. Frustration with this market obvious? :) T _______________________________________________ U2-Users mailing list U2-Users@listserver.u2ug.org http://listserver.u2ug.org/mailman/listinfo/u2-users _______________________________________________ U2-Users mailing list U2-Users@listserver.u2ug.org http://listserver.u2ug.org/mailman/listinfo/u2-users