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  1. Better Support for Unicode with ADS tDataset Components

    The tDataset Components for Delphi2010 and newer should support automatic detection of normal and/or unicode fields.

    We're having a applicaiton with more than 200 tables. Some customers want some fields to be unicode and some not. Its not possible to check this / react on these customer specific changes within the application.

    The best way should be an option within the tadsdataset component which should replace i.e. the tStringFields with tWideStringFields in runtime if needed and versus automatically

    I think, all needed changes to support unicode should be made within the tdataset components ... The application should support unicode automatically…

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      • Reverse map schema into code for an object definition

        Add ability for ARC to take a table or set of tables and generate the code for a .NET or Java object based on that table schema.

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        • System.Tables documentation fix

          Table_Primary_Key and Table_Default_Key are incorrectly listed as Primary_Key and Default_Key in the documentation

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            • Add Bit Map Flag for Eof, Bof & Found

              I do not think this feature exists yet but it would reduce the number of function calls if actions such as Seek, Locate,Skip, Append etc. could also set a value whose bits indicated the state of Found, Eof and Bof flags. Otherwise I have to execute several more function calls to get the value of these of these flags.

              int Flags = 0 ; BOF Bit Zero, EOF Bit 1, Found Bit 2

              AdsSkip(handle,1,@flags)

              Another way might be to register a pointer to the flags for each table handle and then have this value updated for each operation. This means…

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              • ARC Treeview for Database Objects

                When a database has 50+ Tables/Views/SP's etc., it becomes cumbersome to scroll through the flat list in the connection repository. Since the connection repository is already a treeview control, why not add a property to database objects to create a hierarchial organization. Even limiting the property to one level would make it easier to group items by subsystem.

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                • ads_err log entries written to RSS feed

                  I thought it would be cool if you could configure a destination for error codes to be written to as RSS items. Then you could provide dashboards, or simply just subscribe to the feed. Know what is happening on all your servers (or all your end user's servers) from one place.

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                  • Improvement Request to Error 5177

                    The error gives a message "An object with the same alias already exists An event with the same name already exists" - it would be very helpful if the error message told me what alias/event was in error.

                    Thanks

                    PLJ

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                    • Group Newsgroup results in Knowledgebase by thread

                      Not sure if this should be in this list, but I can't find a better place to post it.

                      It would be great if devzone.advantagedatabase.com would allow grouping the Newsgroup search results by thread, instead of showing each thread multiple times.

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                          jeremym1234jeremym1234 responded

                          Any more details on this, I’m not sure what you are asking for.

                        • ARC32 Multi Screen

                          This behaviour was fixed in arc 10.x but it is back in 11.x version of arc.

                          I have previously opened arc32 in a multi screen mode but I am now in a hotel working just on my laptop. Arc now just hangs at the splash screen.


                          Regards

                          Philip L Jackson

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                          • Allow Non-Primary Key Indexes to Participate in RI

                            I tried to do this earlier this week and was boggled when I discovered that it's not possible. This is rather disturbing since each relationship would need to be promoted to an entry to express it, which makes cacades, well not cascade.

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                            • Improvement request for error 5159 message

                              ARC32 - "Error 5159:Error encountered whn trying to open a database table. The table is a database table. It cannot be opened as a free table"

                              Trivial matter but if you are ever enhancing arc32 error messages can you look at the misleading one above.

                              The error was caused by my mistake as the target table was open in another application but took me quite some time to realise the cause of the error.

                              To reproduce - Tables a and b in a Data Dictionary, both with the same structure

                              Right click on Table b and select Export > To…

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                              • CREATE TABLE LIKE xyz

                                Enhanced SQL syntax of CREATE TABLE to handle a CREATE TABLE LIKE <anothertable> which will create an empty DBF + associated indexes.

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                                • Backup/Restore Option 'DropIndex' or 'DataOnly'

                                  Add an option to database backup and restore to exclude indexes from the process.

                                  This would be useful when only the data rows are desired (exports) and/or an user provided external facility exists to recreate the desired indexes.

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                                  • ARC32 Table to Code - Internal Error

                                    Hi

                                    Arc32 11.x Table to Code internal error : expected Code Table to be active

                                    This occurs because the current connection does not contain the table you are trying to document

                                    To reproduce

                                    Select connection (no data dictionary) Select Tools > Table to Code , options Delphi and Server Type = local and remote selected. Add tables from another location which do not exist in the current connection Select OK - error occurs.

                                    Not a problem now I realise the mistake I made but thought you would like to know.

                                    Best Wishes

                                    Philip L Jackson

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                                    • System Procedure to Create Directory Under .ADD

                                      With server side aliases and data hiding, it would be helpful to be able to manage the file system organization of database (.add) objects (tables, extracts, backups) from sql.

                                      Curiously, I can create database subdirectory via a server side alias reference by doing a sp_backupdatabase() and using the database() scalar function to determine the base path.

                                      Should be limited to database connections and paths below the directory holding the database.

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                                      • ARC32 field helper combo box

                                        Hi

                                        The field location combo box is a very useful feature but sometimes it can be a nuisance. When a table has many hundreds of fields this can significantly slow down the process of opening the table in arc.

                                        Indeed I still keep a version 8 available just for such circumstances.

                                        Any chance there could be a dialog to ask if you want to enable this feature when opening very large tables? I would not want to loose the feature as, even on large tables, it can ultimately save time but would like to have a choice of enable/disable as…

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                                        • Resolve issue with Xbase++ ADSDBE driver

                                          Xbase++ ADSDBE does not support the use of the ";" operator in multiple-field indexes in ADT tables (as suggested by Advantage). REF: http://www.alaska-software.com/scripts/waa001.dll?WAA_PACKAGE=PUBLICDTS&WAA_FORM=DISPLAYPDR&PDRID=5981

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