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  1. "Official" Benchmarking App

    I’d like an “official” benchmarking app. How can I tell that my server is performing optimally, and/or totally benchmark the system? I often need to answer questions like: “How many queries are running per second? What’s the throughput?”

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    • Provide Responses to Feedback

      It would be nice if there were more responses from ADS in both this forum and in the developer zone forum.

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      • STDDEV() and STDDEVPOP() aggregate functions

        The STDDEV() and STDDEVPOP() aggregate functions would be a nice addition to the other built-in aggregate functions like AVG(), SUM() or COUNT().

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        • Connection Shared Locking of Datasets

          There are two lock states for a dataset right now: locked and not locked.
          If you open an ADS connection and start a transaction then you get ADS handles for each table you open. But if the table is closed and another following process in the same transaction needs to alter the same dataset again you get a new ADS handle for the table - in fact you are opening a new table and in this case the dataset is still locked by the closed table.

          On the TAdsQuery side you can perform multiple operations on the same dataset within…

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          • NUMA

            Add to support the optimizing ADS for NUMA technology?

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            • 6 votes
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              • Allow Index Hints in SQL by Ordinal or Tag

                With Tdataset you can specify the index to use. You however can't do the same with Advantages SQL implementation as you can with others.

                How to achieve this is up to your developers but it wouldn't be a bad idea to copy how it's done in other systems.

                SELECT *
                FROM tablename WITH (INDEX = 1)
                WHERE Column1 = 'value'

                OR

                SELECT *
                FROM tablename WITH (INDEX = tag)
                WHERE Column1 = 'value'

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                • Add VSS Support

                  Add a VSS Writer so that VSS based backup solutions can backup raw Advantage databases without risk of corruption. Similar in functionality to Microsoft SQL Server, Exchange, etc.

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                  • IP Version 6 Support

                    Add support for IP Version 6.

                    Product such as DirectAccess VPN which is used by large corporate companies to provide a simple VPN access without any user interaction will only work with IPv6 aware applications, preventing applications that use ADS from working.

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                    • ADS 12.x and Windows Server 2016 Support

                      Can you certify the use of the ADS12 version with Windows 2016 server?

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                      • "using" Join Syntax

                        In MySQL you can use syntax similar to the following:

                        SELECT * FROM table1 INNER JOIN table2 USING field1;

                        As opposed to:

                        SELECT * FROM table1 INNER JOIN table2 on table1.field1 = table2.field1;

                        This is handy when joining two tables using a field that has the same name in both tables.

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                        • list of events created

                          complement the event store procedures, adding the list of the events created at the server (not the signaled events).
                          This will help to create semaphores.

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                          • 5 votes
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                            • Add compression to backup utility

                              Add the ability for the backup tool to compress the backup into a single volume for archival purposes.

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                              • Adsdosip, change so that it works when run as a service

                                AdsDosIp for legacy Clipper applications. You can get it to run as a service, but it does not work - qAx_Loaded(cDrive) returns .f.

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                                • Support script variables in cursor declaration

                                  Would be nice if you could use script variables in cursor declarations. For example, using a variable as a table name. Currently you must construct the cursor statement using strings and execute it with EXECUTE IMMEDIATE. This works fine except that EXECUTE IMMEDIATE doesn't return any results. Any results from the cursor must be temporarily stored elsewhere for use later.

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                                  • Architect should handle a service shutdown gracefully.

                                    Right now it crashes if the service is shutdown.

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                                    • JDBC 4.0 compliant JDBC driver

                                      The current Advantage JDBC driver is JDBC 2.0 compliant only, so it lacks features like DataSource. "Certified for Java 1.3" is okay, but that was 12 years ago.

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                                      • Put the comparer generated script directly into an SQL tab

                                        At the moment when you click the generate SQL button in the dictionary comparer it will first show the SQL output in an edit window, you then have to click an a button in order to get the output in a new script tab.

                                        That is totally unnecessary.

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                                        • VARCHAR should use variable amount of disk space

                                          People typically use VARCHAR() to make better use of resources, like disk space. So we would use VARCHAR(100) instead of CHAR(100) if we thought that the max of 100 characters would not be used in many rows of the table. I believe in this example Advantage ADT tables use the full 100 characters of disk space for either type, regardless of the number of characters actually stored in that column in a given row. And for NVARCHAR() it is twice as bad.

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