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#1
ODBC / Re: [OBD] CONNECT=
Last post by bbssupport - July 12, 2024, 08:53:10 PM
PERFECT! Thank you :)
#2
Wish List / Re: Forum search too strict
Last post by martinp - July 12, 2024, 02:02:13 PM
Awesome!  It was also before I was just too lazy to complain thanks a lot :)
#3
Wish List / Re: Forum search too strict
Last post by Devon Austen - July 12, 2024, 12:13:37 PM
The new rule was the default after the update. I have fixed it to no limit.
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Wish List / Forum search too strict
Last post by martinp - July 12, 2024, 11:03:30 AM
Forum Search too strict. 

The 5 second rule is too harsh, can this be eased up maybe after 3 consecutive searches or something.

I find myself playing a game to do searches here.
#5
ODBC / Re: [OBD] CONNECT=
Last post by EVa - July 12, 2024, 03:07:33 AM
Allright - change line 20 to:

0020 OPEN (CHAN,OPT="CONNECT="+"'"+CONNSTRING$+"'")"[ODB];;"

(add ;; after [ODB]).
#6
Programming / Re: Question about reading a d...
Last post by nrh7 - July 11, 2024, 09:59:26 PM
Ah great thanks for the reply.

I "think" I saw somewhere some day to either READ or SELECT from a data file as if they were numeric but I don't really remember where.

If not I'll have to try some different option like PAD.
#7
ODBC / Re: [OBD] CONNECT=
Last post by bbssupport - July 11, 2024, 06:49:14 PM
Yes I am - as stated, the same connection string works fine with the pxpsql.exe command
#8
Programming / Re: Question about reading a d...
Last post by Cedric - July 11, 2024, 03:49:15 PM
If you want to keep your data in a string, I think you should PAD your string to the left before saving to your database if that field is part of a key. 

So in your database, the data would be something like:

"       300"
"       315"
"      3100"

I'm not sure what these numbers are, but if they are a unique no, like a customer number for example, we would pad to the left with zeros instead of blanks.

Perhaps there's a better way, but this is how we do it.
#9
General Announcements / Re: Forum Upgrade
Last post by James Zukowski - July 11, 2024, 03:04:52 PM
Is there a way to get something like the old singular "Unread Posts" button? With this new format, it seems I get to check the Alerts as well as the Updated Tops and Unread Posts under my avatar if I want to get all of the updates since the last time I checked.
#10
Programming / Re: Why use PVX?
Last post by nrh7 - July 11, 2024, 02:13:14 PM
Probably out of topic but I agree with this comment:

Cedric said "Also, it's hard to seduce young developers to join the team since PVXPLUS has an old school approach that's really different to all the other popular "web based" technologies.  There's not a lot of documentation or info about the language that makes it hard for them to learn."
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My story is that I was technically forced to learn PVX because the only one left in the company who knew PVX is about to retire, so technically PVX was my first programming language, I knew a very little about visual basic but only dealt with it doing macros inside excel sheets. with copy/pasted examples from the internet, something you can't really go with PVX.

Problem is the one who taught me know way less about PVX than I learned in a few weeks of diving in https://manual.pvxplus.com/. (of course, with the basics he taught me)

The manual is no "training material" at all, it gives examples but they're not really newbie/student friendly, it is what it is, just a manual as if I was trying to understand a car's manual, show's me how it works but doesn't make me a mechanic.

So the little I have learned by trial and error has been enough to make some tools our clients and THAT's precisely why I decided to stick with PVX, I was shown visual studio and python but I kind of like the simplicity of PVX even though I know it's a LOT MORE simple than what I know.

I would reeeally like to learn about android apps and iNomads, but right now I'm burned with trial and error/self teaching.

So! I finally decided to join the forums, maybe here I can get some tips make the most our of PVX.

But back to topic, it's kind of hard to learn PVX as your first programming language, HOWEVER I do find it very simple and quite amazing if used well.

Either way, I'm trying to get as many clients as I can and use PVX in them all, I don't find myself replacing it, instead learning more from it along the way.