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  1. 21 votes
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    • Set up a community repository on github.com for the Delphi components

      Every time a new Delphi version is released we have to wait for official support from the ADS developers.

      It would be better if you developed the components on a public source repository (e.g. on github).

      That way we could just pull the latest version from github and build it ourselves.

      19 votes
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      • add ability to compile ads-php as php module under Linux

        Hello!
        It would be great to add the ability to compile ads-php as php module without recompiling whole php.
        It's very convenient to install / update php itself from binary repositories of modern Linux distributives, and only compile ads-php as php module from sources.
        Now it's something wrong with it.
        It can be compiled, but doesn't work with error like this:
        PHP Warning: PHP Startup: Invalid library (maybe not a PHP library) 'advantage.so' in Unknown on line 0

        17 votes
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        • Add Table Type Option to CREATE TABLE

          Add option to let CREATE TABLE know which table type ADS should use. For example:

          CREATE TABLE mytable(field1...) IN DATABASE TYPE DBFCDX

          15 votes
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          • Improve query logging

            Add what indexes are necessary (perhaps generate the statement to create them too)

            15 votes
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            • Add IF EXISTS syntax to DROP TABLE, ie. DROP TABLE IF EXISTS #list to "stop" exceptions

              This would be so useful (and I think) easy to implement...

              13 votes
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              • 13 votes
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                • Made ace32 aivable as static library and also for wince/64

                  made Ace32.dll aivable for windows mobile and 64 bit platform (msvc,mingw)
                  IMO Is also important give the aivability of a static library that non include ace32 and other dll in final distribution

                  13 votes
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                  • Make length and equality operators work on blobs

                    Make length and equality expression engine and scalar functions work on blob fields, also make arc show blob length if possible. Right now they have to use utilities they write just to compare blobs.

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                    • Add a 'real' ROW_NUMBER() routine to the SQL syntax

                      In advantage there's are ROWNUM() function, but this does not ensure rownumbers are created in the required order (because the order by is processed AFTER the ROWNUM() routine has generated the actual numbers).
                      In MSSQL you can supply the order condition for generating the seqeunce numbers using the OVER statement.
                      Please add a OVER clause to the current ROWNUM() routine or create a ROW_NUMBER() routine which supports the OVER clause!

                      Ex.

                      select 'SET1', ROWNUM() OVER(ORDER BY <AFIELD>), ID_2
                      from mytable
                      where ID_1 = 1
                      union all
                      select 'SET2', ROWNUM() OVER(ORDER BY <AFIELD>), ID_2
                      from mytable
                      where ID_1 = 2

                      This…

                      13 votes
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                      • Support transaction log files

                        I'd like the ability to use Transaction log files to roll forward from a backup point to the point of failure.

                        13 votes
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                        • add Blob Compression

                          As blob fields are often used to store files it contains a lot of uncompressed data, which can grow quickly (especially if your customers stores insane amounts of bitmaps).
                          We got compression build in for blob fields within our program, but this causes 3th party software to use the same compression, most often resulting in choosing not to use any compression at all.
                          It would be nice if you could support compression (property of the column).

                          13 votes
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                          • 12 votes
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                            • Expose reverse index functionality in TDataSet

                              ACE can now reverse the current index order, but need to expose reverse index functionality (descending) in TDS and TDS.NET. Apollo users are used to this functionality and have been looking for it.

                              12 votes
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                              • Index On Chr Field which acts as if field was integer

                                In Chr fields we often have a mix of string and integer values which when indexed appear as 1,10,100,11,110,12,120. It would be good to have an index which was smart and detected when the value was an integer to make the sequence 1,2,3 etc. whilst still being able to hange characters.

                                12 votes
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                                • 11 votes
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                                  • 11 votes
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                                    • Uniforming SQL syntax (ex. allow float in CAST/CONVERT instead of SQL_Double only)

                                      As a 'user' of the Advantage DB (local server only) I was wondering, why
                                      the type names SQL_Double, SQL_Integer, etc. are used in CAST/CONVERT statements instead of the 'normal'
                                      type names like 'float' and 'integer', which are already used in the declare
                                      statements and the create tabel statements?

                                      If it's backwards compatibility, why not allow the SQL_ types AND the
                                      'normal' types, which are used in ADS already?

                                      This would be less confusing for developers to 'use' the ADS sql-syntax.

                                      11 votes
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                                      • Advantage does not support "Select Into" a link db

                                        eg. Select * into LinkDB.Table1 from Table1 causes a SQL error. This is a very useful feature that allows one to quickly make a copy of an entire table (or selected record) from say a live database to a test/dev database.

                                        10 votes
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                                        • Provide an action to update records using the default value instead of error or fail table action

                                          The dictionary comparer and the table designer should do the following, if I introduce a new field with a default value and a null constraint:

                                          1. Create field
                                          2. Set default value property
                                          3. Upate existing records to the default value
                                          4. Set the can_be_null property to false

                                          This workflow would be much better then what is happing now, because at the moment existing rows are thrown into the fail table.

                                          10 votes
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