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Programming / Why use PVX?
« on: Today at 11:11:02 AM »
Hi guys,

I am currently debating with my team on the advantage of using PVX and why we should keep it.  I do have some arguments against them who try to push me out of PVX to use a more "standard" framework, but still, I am wondering what were your thoughts on it?

We've been using PVX for almost 25 years, but with all the new frameworks available that has a lot to offer, the question is relevant.  So, how to convince them that PVX is still relevant for us?  Our main product is an ERP system built 100% in pvxplus with WindX.  Our complimentary tools (web sites and mobile app) are built in Flutter and php mainly.  Note to say, we use our "in house" GUI engine... So no Nomads... 

I like the fact that PVX stays "retro" compatible, which makes it easy to maintain.  I also like the use of WindX, for control and security mainly.  The database is grest too.  All around, the performance is great for what we do, but there is some drawbacks that makes us rethink our strategy.

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Thanks Mike, the info is helpful, but unfortunately the UCP solution throws an error 46.
I've tried with prefix, without, with other like $01$, $02$, etc... Always the same...

I'm thinking it may be related to the error 29 I'm getting while trying to simply print the data to screen.


Anyway, for now, I was able to reach out to the server admin so that I can receive the data uncompressed.


thanks

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Hi, I would like to report 1 issue that I have juste encountered:

Unable to read compressed data like gzip for example.  Normally, I would specify in the header "accept-encoding: none" and it would result in a non compressed response, but on this particular server, it seems they force the response in gzip no matter what I do.  So, now I have to figure out how to handle this in PVX!

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Programming / JSON from Array with numeric and string
« on: March 27, 2024, 12:12:59 PM »
Hi,

I'm wondering if there was a way I could "force" a json value to be a numeric when the Array is set to string.   I have a case where I need to send the data in a specific format for the end user (not pvx) who uses variable types.

So my data is all sent as if they were string, but I'd like one specific value to be without quotation mark, so as a numeric value.

I thought that maybe there was a prefix I could put before the value so that PVX would recognize it as a numeric for the end result of :

"value": 1,

instead of

"value": "1",



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Programming / JSON from Array with numeric and string
« on: March 27, 2024, 12:02:48 PM »
Hi,

I'm wondering if there was a way I could "force" a json value to be a numeric when the Array is set to string.   I have a case where I need to send the data in a specific format for the end user (not pvx) who uses variable types.

So my data is all sent as if they were string, but I'd like one specific value to be without quotation mark, so as a numeric value.

I thought that maybe there was a prefix I could put before the value so that PVX would recognize it as a numeric for the end result of :

"value": 1,

instead of

"value": "1",



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Wish List / Re: An updated Eclipse Plugin
« on: June 26, 2023, 10:48:42 AM »
The Sage plugin doesn't work like it should... It does, but as a bunch of bugs... My colleague tried it and had to check all the programs to make sure it was compiling ok.  I believe one big issue was that it wasn't UTF8 compatible and was detecting the program as non PVX program since it wasn't recognizing some characters like "éàûêà, etc... " that may have been used in comments line.   We write comments mainly in french, so that happens a lot! ;) 

After it "detects" that the program ain't a PVX program, it markes it as an "archive ressource" and won't try to compile until you manually change it.

I think there was another issue where it wasn't recognizing the /* marker for comments.  I'm not 100% about that one though...  Anyway, maybe it was just a configuration issue at some point but we had lost too much time on it so just decided to revert to an older Eclipse version and use the original plugin which works perfectly fine on first try. 

We would also like to use VS since that's what we use for non pvx coding as well.

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Programming / Re: merging PDFs
« on: March 31, 2023, 08:39:03 AM »
Ok, thanks... will give it a try! 

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Programming / merging PDFs
« on: March 28, 2023, 03:05:27 PM »
Hi, I'm wondering if someone ever attempted to merge multiple PDF files into one via pvxplus?  I have some PDFs saved on the server where my goal is to open them up on the client side at once. (not file by file).  In some cases, there could be like 25 files to open at once.

I know there's some linux tools I could use, but wondering if it's doable in PVX?

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Programming / Re: list_box with line borders or alternate colors?
« on: January 18, 2023, 03:01:33 PM »
Super!  Thanks guys!

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Programming / list_box with line borders or alternate colors?
« on: January 18, 2023, 08:26:45 AM »
Hi,
my customer complains about readability of a specific list_box and would like borders or alternate colors between each line?  I was looking in the documentation, but couldn't find anything about this?  I know I could use mnemonic to manually change the color line by line, but was wondering if there was a property or function that already existed before I alter my program to force this?

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Wish List / An updated Eclipse Plugin
« on: January 10, 2023, 06:11:08 PM »
It would be nice to have an update Eclipse plugin since the old one isn't compatible with the newer versions.  I think the latest compatible version is dated 2018 or 2019!

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Thin Client/WindX / Has anyone tried Windx in a Windows 11 environment?
« on: January 25, 2022, 09:21:16 AM »
Hi,

I'm wondering if I should expect some issues if my users upgrade to Windows 11?  We use pvxplus version 17 or version 18...

There has been issues with COM objects (MsExcel) with pvxplus and Win10 while extracting data where it shuts down randomly without finishing the task.  PvxPLus was not able to find a fix for it, saying it was related to the memory management of Win10 (memory gets freed and some memory access violation occurs).  I know Win11 has considerable changes in memory management and thinking that it could help for that specific issue or worsen's it!


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Programming / Re: Background process with no wait... INVOKE?
« on: October 22, 2021, 12:24:14 PM »
Ok, thanks Keith and Mike...  I'll try it out... It makes perfect sense, just thought the INVOKE method existed for that purpose but I guess I misread the documentation.

Thank you

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Programming / Background process with no wait... INVOKE?
« on: October 22, 2021, 08:23:10 AM »
Hi,

I`m looking to improve a function we have that searchs for products via 3 different APIs...  Right now, everything is synchronous, so was looking for a way to go asynchronous to launch 3 queries at the same time and use some sort of data control record to flag when all 3 process are done.  I was trying to use INVOKE in a linux environment where I thought it was creating a new process and executing the command without waiting for the response?

It seems to work pretty much the same as SYS() except I don't receive the response code from OS?  The main process seems to wait until the invoke command is done processing to continue its process...I thought that maybe I had to set param IW to 0, but that didn't do anything!


So, my question is:

Is there a way to execute a background process so that our main process doesn't wait for that background process to finish in linux?  Worst case, I guess I could use a linux shell script... Note that this function could be executed in a WindX session or directly on the server (web queries).

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Programming / Re: Programer Assistance - Providex
« on: April 15, 2021, 10:00:57 AM »
Good day William,

have you had any response so far?  Not sure exactly what you are expecting as for help, but maybe I could help you from time to time.  I am in Canada as well, but on east side (Ottawa) and I know how small the community of PVX programmers is.  So, I understand your situation...  Anyway, I haven't worked with ProvideX for years (we've switched to PVXPLUS a while ago), but it's pretty similar.  I could also ask one of my retired coworker that still does consulting for us.

I'm also curious if someone reads this, is there any PVX programmers that does consulting?  We are also looking to expand our team, but the hiring process is pretty difficult these days!

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