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by gordon
Thu Feb 29, 2024 10:23 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: BR forum is back up
Replies: 3
Views: 4613

Re: BR forum is back up

It wasn't too bright of me to suggest responding here if you have issues. Feel free to contact me at gordon.dye7@gmail.com if you have difficulties with the forum.
by gordon
Thu Feb 29, 2024 12:16 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: BR forum is back up
Replies: 3
Views: 4613

BR forum is back up

After an unauthorized impact to our server that took the wiki and forum down, I needed to use a consultant to figure out how to recover the forum. This person was unavailable for some time. The forum has now been updated and appears to be fully functional. Note that I cannot login under my regular b...
by gordon
Tue Aug 08, 2023 8:12 am
Forum: Conferences
Topic: BR SQL Webinar
Replies: 0
Views: 19353

BR SQL Webinar

As indicated via the email list, there will be a series of webinars concerning how to use SQL in BR applications. In other words, how to migrate your BR internal files to an SQL server of some type. This announcement is a status report on the webinars. Luis has been supporting SQL in his application...
by gordon
Sun Jan 02, 2022 10:18 pm
Forum: Printing
Topic: Top of Page
Replies: 1
Views: 9589

Top of Page

One of the more frustrating things to do is to attempt to stabilize a page, both the background image and the overprint data, when printing multiple pages using either PCL or NWP. I have found that beginning the printing with TOP0 or TOP4 etc., before printing the background image works most of the ...
by gordon
Sun Jan 02, 2022 3:25 pm
Forum: Libraries and Functions
Topic: Record Layouts
Replies: 5
Views: 23026

Re: Record Layouts

Have you considered using an independent (Parent=NONE) window and not affecting the non-GUI window?

So if I wanted to convert some lookup sub-windows to ScreenIO, they would pop up and then go away.
by gordon
Sat Jan 01, 2022 9:19 pm
Forum: Libraries and Functions
Topic: Record Layouts
Replies: 5
Views: 23026

Re: Record Layouts

Ahh found it. It says it was authored by Chris. I'm going to add that function to the context manager.

While I'm at it .. what do you do to partially upgrade legacy programs (with ScreenIO) that don't run in GUI mode? Do you need to switch to GUI mode in order to utilize ScreenIO?
by gordon
Sat Jan 01, 2022 6:48 am
Forum: Libraries and Functions
Topic: Record Layouts
Replies: 5
Views: 23026

Record Layouts

Does anyone here have a utility program that creates filelay layouts from context records?

Filelay layouts are used by by FileIO and/ScreenIO, and Context data is used by ODBC.
by gordon
Tue Nov 09, 2021 5:48 pm
Forum: General Development
Topic: proc parameters
Replies: 4
Views: 17071

Re: proc parameters

I have the impression that John uses the PROC ED command to work around his preference to avoid using the EDITOR config statement because the EDIT command itself responds to a simple E command which can be accidently entered. I also have the impression that John wants to be able to call N++ from the...
by gordon
Tue Aug 03, 2021 12:07 pm
Forum: General Development
Topic: Mixing Keyed and Relative File Access
Replies: 11
Views: 23911

Re: Mixing Keyed and Relative File Access

When you are working intensively with keys and record numbers I would encourage you to consider using ISAM indexes . I don't know if you can mix index types, but it's worth checking. You could use the program I submitted above to check that. ISAM indexes can be normalized very fast with Index Reorg....
by gordon
Mon Aug 02, 2021 8:02 pm
Forum: General Development
Topic: Mixing Keyed and Relative File Access
Replies: 11
Views: 23911

Re: Mixing Keyed and Relative File Access

Thanks Luis !! Here is a revised version of Luis' program that shows that multiple keys will be updated as well. 01000 dim KEY$*8,DATA$*100 01010 open #1: "Name=[Temp]Datafile.int,kfname=[temp]datafile.idx,Replace,RECL=128,KPS=1,KLN=8",internal,outin,keyed 01020 open #2: "Name=[Temp]D...
by gordon
Mon Aug 02, 2021 12:13 pm
Forum: General Development
Topic: Mixing Keyed and Relative File Access
Replies: 11
Views: 23911

Re: Mixing Keyed and Relative File Access

I seem to recall that some years ago we added the updating of keys when REC= was used to update a file properly opened with keys. However, it would be very useful to write a test program for checking this issue, including secondary keys. Any volunteers? As for efficiency, the address out sort is ver...
by gordon
Sun Feb 28, 2021 10:26 am
Forum: Conferences
Topic: Thanks to Susan and all Presenters
Replies: 2
Views: 19373

Re: Thanks to Susan and all Presenters

Greetings. While recovering the Business Rules cloud server I included a fairly complete history of our conference presentations, including the conference books. We are missing the thumb drive files for 2012 and 2016. If anyone has them I would appreciate getting a copy to post. We do, however have ...
by gordon
Wed Feb 24, 2021 12:29 am
Forum: General Development
Topic: Event Driven Architecture and concurrency
Replies: 1
Views: 21960

Event Driven Architecture and concurrency

It has come to my attention that the world of computing has rapidly evolved in the past 3 or so years. Concepts that originated much earlier have been and are being adopted at an accelerating pace. In particular, the emphasis on having many or at least several "objects" processed by a sing...
by gordon
Thu Feb 11, 2021 10:18 pm
Forum: Using this forum
Topic: BR Forum Improvements
Replies: 1
Views: 23292

Re: BR Forum Improvements

At long last we have recovered the server that was seriously hacked last year. It now serves the wiki, the forum (bulletin board), the web site, and the FTP site. In order to recover we had to install an upgraded OS fresh and reload everything from backup. Then shortly after doing that viruses in th...
by gordon
Thu Feb 11, 2021 12:45 pm
Forum: Non-BR Topics
Topic: test message
Replies: 8
Views: 36644

Re: test message

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