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  1. ADS OPEN SOURCE

    is there any plan to open source ADS so we can contribute to optimize your c++ source and add optimizing in parralisme and multicore
    so every programmer world can contribute better source, and advantage can use licence for bussiness

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    • Ability to Log Performance issues in Advantage Error Tables

      It would be nice to have the ability to set an option on a database which would tell the engine to look for any unoptimized filters or SQL statements. This would cover issues related to development issues, accidentally deleted indexes and corrupt indexes. We could turn this feature on if a customer is experiencing problems with performance. I no there is a logging feature for SQL but this would cover a vast range of possible issues.

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      • Uniforming SQL syntax (ex. allow float in CASE 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 CASE/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.

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        • sp_mgGetTableUsers Read Path from DD

          sp_mgGetTableUsers should not require the fully qualified path for Dictionary connections. I should be able to pass just a tablename and the sp would lookup the path in the dictionary.

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          • ace32 client for Mac platform

            Already one for Linux. Surely not too different.

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            • Option to send messages to ADS users

              It will be better if there is an option to send message to a single,selected or all users from Data Architect. This can be used send messages like "Quit application for maintenance."

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              • Support WEB platform for Linux

                Support WEB platform for Linux

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                • improve stored procedure and function editor in ARC

                  Provide Row and Column info, or Line numbers, in the Arc's Stored Proc and Functions editor. Problem is a constant handicap when trying to debug. the given (error at row x, column y) it's of no use because i can't see the R/C info anywhere. Option to have line numbering which corresponds to error msgs would be good. Also, the reported Row/Column of errors in the DEBUG /TEST window is not accurate due to either headers or comments offsetting. Also, block code indentation doesn't seem to work properly (CTRL-K-i / u) indents only 1 char.

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                  • I need more index files.

                    We're up against the current limit of 15.

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                    • insert new field in specific position

                      when modifying the structure of a dbf file, to have 'Insert field' to allow a new field to be inserted in a specific place rahter than the 'add field' which inserts it at the end.

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                      • .net provider for Mono on Linux

                        I would like to be able to use the .net client on Linux under Mono.

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                        • Allow `SELECT` statements without `FROM` clause

                          I know that there is `SELECT 1 FROM system.iota`.

                          It is however much more conveniant if we could leave out the FROM clause:

                          SELECT 1 AS "MyInt"

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                          • Show number of returning rows in the SQL utility

                            Show numer of rows after executing a SQL query (like MS SQL server).

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                            • DROP Database

                              The basic idea of a server is that you connect to the server, enter a command and the server does the rest.
                              This means also, that the client just needs to have rights to access to the server instance, not to the filesystem of the server.

                              At the moment it is not possible to drop a database using the ADS.

                              I can create a database, so why can't I drop it???

                              Please implement DROP DATABASE!

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                              • Database exists

                                At the moment it is not possible to ask the ADS, if a database exists. I just can try a Connect to the db directory and try CREAT DATABASE and wait for the error.

                                It would be great to have a command like DATABASE EXISTS.

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                                • If using 2 monitors

                                  When double clicking a database file it loads arc on the screen you last had it open in, but if it is on your second display the database is scrolled in the direction of your main display. Meaning you cant see it untill you scroll across.

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                                  • Allow memos to be used in more functions

                                    Allow memos to be used in more scalar and expression engine functions. Support indexes on scalar functions that use memo fields.

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                                    • 3 votes
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                                      • Provide way to keep connection alive when user's computer is inactive for awhile

                                        There is a Windows feature with a default setting that powers down network cards automatically after awhile. We need a way to have the connection with the ADS server stay alive during periods of inactivity by users, would be nice if the component had a keepalive property that would handle this

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                                        • Live Backup: Implement a file copy if there are no users connected.

                                          Currently the backup takes far too long to backup a database with no connected users. Windows file copy can accomplish a 2.2GB file copy in less than 2 minutes versus a 26 minute advantage live backup. The windows file copy runs the risk of corrupt files unless you turn off the advantage service before proceeding (not an option with multiple databases on the server).

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