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 Pick - Where to next.

So, we have SQL, ODBC, ACTIVEX, Web Connectivity, Object libraries etc,
etc.

What next, what new ideas and technology will we get from Pick Systems
et al!

Innovation please guys.

Regards

Adam
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Thu, 15 Feb 2001 03:00:00 GMT
 Pick - Where to next.

depending on your platform you can try SAMPLE or SAMPLING
and then the number to return, i.e.
SELECT file WITH INVOICE.DATE GE "01-01-98" SAMPLE 10

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Richard A. Wilson
Lakeside Systems
Smithfield, RI, USA

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Quote:

>I have a small programming request (anybody jump in if the any of the
systems
>can do this).

>I have some experience in SQL (mainly informix) systems and have created a
>4gl that mimics (very loosely) the informix 4gl.  With that I have screens
>that you can go into, fill out the fields you wish to search on and I will
>create a access statement to pull out the matches.



Fri, 16 Feb 2001 03:00:00 GMT
 Pick - Where to next.
Well - I don't know about Al, but we at jBASE have just announced our
solution to Microsoft's Universal Data Access (their data access strategy
for multiple data sources). This is pretty neat stuff which is the next
generation of ODBC (it actually works with MultiValued data).

All being well it will be available for beta this week.

To understand it better than my single sentence, which certainly doesn't do
it justice, I'm sure that there are reams of information on the Microsoft
Web Site or you can look at www.isgsoft.com which has information although
based around their product set.

Dave Bryant
jBASE Software

Quote:

>So, we have SQL, ODBC, ACTIVEX, Web Connectivity, Object libraries etc,
>etc.

>What next, what new ideas and technology will we get from Pick Systems
>et al!

>Innovation please guys.

>Regards

>Adam



Fri, 16 Feb 2001 03:00:00 GMT
 Pick - Where to next.
On Sun, 30 Aug 1998 16:31:36 +0100, Adam Easterbrook

Quote:

>So, we have SQL, ODBC, ACTIVEX, Web Connectivity, Object libraries etc,
>etc.

>What next, what new ideas and technology will we get from Pick Systems
>et al!

>Innovation please guys.

hahaha - Adam - Only a few years ago Pick users only dreamed of such
things.  Now we're all asking what's next.  Man I love this market.

All of the items you mention above are tools. I think the next
question is: what are we going to do with all the cool tools we have
now?  Now it's up to developers to make use of the toolkits, implement
solutions for the marketplace, and let that generate the next
generation of requests for new features.  (Pick Systems continues to
develop new tools even now, while people are still wondering what to
do with these other ones.)

People are generally reluctant to change, in our community especially.
We all have to get used to what we have now and then we can move
forward with more.  What good are a lot of tools if no one is using
them?  I think one of the problems Pick Systems has now is that they
have built so much wonderful stuff into the product, but they haven't
been able to explain the technologies well enough to the people who
commonly use them.  Sure, there are a lot of you out there who are
doing some development with VB or dabbling with some of the other
technologies, but how many companies really have a handle on what's
involved with each of those technologies?

People used to fault Pick because they didn't have communications.
Well, they bundled with Unix and NT, developed lots of connectivity
options for networks and Windows-based applications, and now they've
got communications everywhere.  But how many of you are really
communicating?  Those that are communicating are proud and think it's
cool.  Many of those that aren't are still wondering what it's all
about.  People used to fault Pick, OK and still do, because they
didn't take steps to open the model to the non-Pick world.  Well, with
all the communications options now, the model is open to anything you
have to throw at it.  That's why I'm such a proponent of what's going
on these days - we asked for it and we're getting it.  Ahh, but be
careful of what you ask for, you might get it and then you may be
asked to use it...

I'll toss it back at you thusly:
1) What are you doing now with the tools that are in there?
2) What else ya want?

Regards,
Tony


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Sat, 17 Feb 2001 03:00:00 GMT
 
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