Hi Danny, As a VAR who has both installed and moved application software from several generic Pick DBMSs to both Universe and Unidata, I concur that there is little difference in end result, particularly in exchange for the time-consuming effort and thankless misery in making the change.
One area not often mentioned is that the print spooler in Universe/Unidata is totally different than the generic Pick print spooler. You no longer have a Print Queue in which to HOLD your print jobs or in which to leave print jobs without an assigned printer until a printer can be assigned to print them. In addition, each SP-ASSIGN command embedded in your code or used by your Users at TCL to assign your print jobs to a Print Queue will have to be re-written in the form of a SETPTR command to assign your print job to print directly on a specific printer (if there is one available). This can be thousands of SP-ASSIGN commands in a single Account in some software applications. To solve this problem, however, we offer SpoolerPlus, which provides a generic Pick Print Spooler on Universe and Unidata. No SP-ASSIGN commands to be modified, no User retraining to be completed, no need to purchase more printers, no problem. Plus, SpoolerPlus enables you to reconfigure your printers on-the-fly for each print job, whether on doz or nix, just like Windows printers are automatically reconfigured for each print job sent to them. You can learn more about SpoolerPlus at sysmarkinfo dot com or by contacting davet at sysmarkinfo dot com. You are welcome to contact me on this list or directly with any additional questions. Best wishes for a successful conversion if you choose to take that course of action, Dave > Can I convince someone in this group to share their experience/s > converting > D3 to UniData? > > > > Thanks, > > > > Danny > > _______________________________________________ > 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