Trevor You have access to a variety of clients including java, .Net, VB, etc. Access can be through ODBC & OLE DB, but also through a UniObjects which is a class that drops into java or a com object that drops into VB & .Net. This is more efficient than the ODBC environment. (a .Net interface is on its way, but this is not necessary for .Net development just an upgrade of the COM object) If you require more of the Internet style application, then you should also look at the Redback product which handles all the Web requirements. You also are able to integrate with Web Services, xml, etc. Additionally there are a host of development tools and reports tools available for the Universe environment that allow rapid development.
Universe sites are using Chrystal reports, so that should not be a problem. When developing in Universe, this is an opportunity to think outside the square, for though Universe can handle many of things DB2 does it also does a lot of things that DB2 cannot do. Universe has a very sophisticated Programming Language built into the database that can be used to build complex procedure calls way beyond the tradional SQL Programming Languages. Universe also is capable of handling multidimensional tables which DB2 does not handle. If there is something you are trying to do a certain way, I am sure you will find someone on this list that has tackled this problem. With an open mind, I am sure you will find Universe a very powerful development environment, but don't get caught into the trap that the RDBMS way of doing things is necessarily the best way of doing things as there are sometimes easier and quicker ways of doing things from a different perspective Regards David Jordan Managing Consultant [EMAIL PROTECTED] Dacono Holdings Pty Ltd Business & Technology Consulting PO Box 909 Lane Cove NSW 2066 Australia Ph 61 2 9418 8329 Fax 61 2 9427 2371 www.dacono.com.au -----Original Message----- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Trevor McNamara Sent: Saturday, 1 May 2004 8:40 AM To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: Frontend to UniVerse? Hey, I would like to know what programming languages would be best to program a frontend to a UniVerse 10 database? Database on AIX5 P Series. I have done a frontend to a SQL Database using VS .NET before but nothing from a UNIX database? The frontend end would run on WinXP Machines and need to run commands on the AIX machines to run daily processes and also reporting as well as you are currently manually putting in the UniQuery and then importing it into excel would be great if we could use Crystal Reports like i used on my SQL frontend. Any help of websites reguarding this please let me know. Thanks in advance. Trev _________________________________________________________________ Get Extra Storage in 10MB, 25MB, 50MB and 100MB options now! Go to http://join.msn.com/?pgmarket=en-au&page=hotmail/es2 -- u2-users mailing list [EMAIL PROTECTED] http://www.oliver.com/mailman/listinfo/u2-users -- u2-users mailing list [EMAIL PROTECTED] http://www.oliver.com/mailman/listinfo/u2-users