[MIGRATION QUESTION] PB 6.5.1 vs PB 8.0.1
i have a question :
We have developped a startegic application for one of our customer.
We've developped it using PB 6.5.1 (on Windows NT 4.0)
we plan to migrate this application to PB 8.0.1.
Does anyone have heard about particuliar problems about PB 8 ?
What is your opinion about this new version ? It seems to be faster...
Is it stable enough w/ OCXs, etc ?
Thanks in advance for any answer !
In Sybase.Public.EAServer.PowerBuilder I answered another question regarding
PB4 to PB8. See that posting for further detai...Migration: PowerBuilder 6.5.1 to PB 8.0.1
I am working on migrating the existing PB6.5.1 application to PB8.0.1 Build
9056 on Win 2000 SP1 system. The migration of the application went fine
without any problems. After the migration is successful I tried to full
rebuild the application(target as in PB8), it results in application being
terminated(GPF). But if i choose Incremental rebuild, it the build works
fine. The same happens when I try migration on Win 95 system too.
Does anybody out here came across such a problem during migration? Thanks
in advance for your help/advice.
Try optimi...PB GPFs while migrating an app from PB 5.0.2 to PB 8.0.1
Hi, I am trying to migrate an application from PB 5.0.02 to PB 8.0.01.
The application runs perfectly under PB 5.0.02.
While migrating the app, I get the following message:
Pb80 has caused an error in PBVM80.DLL.
Then PB crashes.
Any suggestions? Moreover, does anyone know of some white paper
with some advices on migrating apps?
Before migrating, you should run the Migration Assistant (File / New /
Tools). Make any suggested changes with PB5 before migrating. Of
course, backup, backup, backup. Then, optimize all the PBLs and do a
Full Rebuild (Library Pain...Migration form PB 6.5.1 to PB 8.0
Current Scenario :
From SQL Anywhere 5.5.05
Front End :
PowerBuilder - 6.5.1
The above configuration which is in production at our 40 locations and
working absolutely fine
We now migrated to :
From SQL Anywhere 5.5.05 to ASA - 7.0.3
Front End :
PowerBuilder - 6.5.1 to PB 8.0
Now in this combination some DWs are giving error message :
PowerBuilder supports only upto 16 decimals.
The same DWs are working absolutely fine in old version.
Any suggestions would be appreciated
Thanks in advance
-Amar...Oracle Client 8.1.7
I have a question about compatibility between PB native driver and oracle
sql*net for different versions of Power Builder.
We have 3 applications developed in 3 different versions of Power Builder:
5.00.0.0, 220.127.116.110 and 7.0.10047
All of them are using the Oracle Client 8.1.6 and accessing via PB Native
Driver to Oracle. Although this is combination is not supported, the person
in charge of the PB part tested this combination and decided to upgrade
the oracle client from version 7.3.X to 8.1.6. So far it is working
properly for us.
Now, if it is decided to move to ora...migrating from pb 5.0 -> pb 6.0/6.5 any pothole
I am looking for any know potholes to avoid in migrating several PB 5.0
application to PB 6.0/6.5
using an Oracle 7.3 data base on Win 95 client?
Take a look at http://techinfo.sybase.com/css/techinfo.nsf/DocID/ID=47787
Also, do your own search on 'mirgrating' and you should come up with a few
Brian Scanlon wrote in message
>I am looking for any know potholes to avoid in migrating several PB 5.0
>application to PB 6.0/6.5
>using an Oracle 7.3 data base on Win ...Migration from PB 5.0.04 to PB 6.5.1
Anybody have experience in migrating PB application from 5.0.04 to
6.5.1? Is it a easy stuff, or we need to modify a lot for the
For the installation of PB 6.5.1, do I need to
install 6.0, then 6.5, and then 6.5.1, and then 6.5.1 EBF,
or I can start in the mid-way?
Is there any performance gain (or loss) for 6.5.1 vs 5.0?
Thanks in advance ...Andrew 11Jan2000
The migration should be straightforward. Back up your PB 5.0.04 source,
run the migration once and note the errors, warnings, etc... that are
generated from the migration. Fix those in your backed ...PB crashes while migrating pb application from PB 8.0 to 9.0
I am trying migrate a pb application from PB 8.0 to 9.0.
It crashes while rebuilding for migration. Is there anything
needs to be taken care before the migrating it to pb 9.0 ?
Same as any other version:
- optimize all PBLs
- run Migration Assistant in destination version; try to deal with as
much as possible in original version
- full build, with information and warning messages turned on, so you
know which messages after migration aren't new
- backup, backup, backup
- if it crashes, try again and watch messages to see if you ca...Migration from PB 6.5 to PB 8.0
I migrate my application from PB6.5 to PB 8.0. Should I change my PFC
libraries from 6.5 to 8 or migration is enough?
I'd consider them separate tasks. Get your app up and running and
tested with the PFC6 PBLs, then think about whether you want to
upgrade to PFC8 (e.g. to get new bug fixes). If you mix them and run
into problems, you'll have a heck of a time trying to figure out which
change caused it.
Terry [TeamSybase] and Sequel the techno-kitten
On Wed, 14 Nov 2001 16:21:16 -0500, "Stan Shvabskiy"
>...Migrating to PB 8.0 from PB 6.5
Is there a migration path or available information to go from PB 6.5 using
the PFC to PB 8.0. Also I've just start this with version 8.0 build 6028.
From looking at the newsgroup listing it appears there is a most recent
version out. I could not find it under downloads. thanks....
Migrating a PFC app from v6.5 to v8.0 is not a problem if carefully
planned. We have just completed the process successfuly ourselves.
The main issues you will get are that there are a large number of changes
made to the PB8.0 PFC libraries from v6.5.
You can either:
- continue to use the PB6...pb 6.5, pb 7.0, pb 8.0 and future releases
I have designed an app using PB 6.5.1 and feel quite confortable to write
another app using this version of Power Buulder. I am aware that there have
been many other releases after this but have heard many developers complain
about not being stable and so forth. I can't say how true this is cause I
never bothered to update to later releases. I recently got a contract for a
new app and quite likely will be using Power Biulder but I am wondering if
am cheating myself by not trying to upgrade myself to a later release of
You...Can the PB 6.5 or 6.5.1 maintenance release be ran on PB 6.0
...Field size issue migrating DWs from PB 5.0.2 to PB 8.0.1
Hi, I have just migrated an app from PB 5.0.02 to PB 18.104.22.16804 and I had a
problem with the size of fields in some dws.
The matter is: I use the FixedSys font for my fields, since it is monospaced
and easily readable; now, some fields that are completely readable in the
PB5 version became partially hidden in the PB8 version. For example, I have
some "year" fields with a width of 147 PBUs and edit mask "####"; while they
behave perfectly in the PB5 version, in the PB8 one, when the user tabs to
such a field the 4th figure is not visible (say, he sees "200" ...PB 6.5.0 vs PB 6.5.1 with datastores
I began developing a large application using PB 6.5.0 several months ago.
For various reasons, we had to migrate the code to 6.5.1. After performing
some recursion testing, we noticed that many operations involving datastores
( create, insert rows, update, destroy ) began generating random GPF/Page
Faults. The code itself hasn't changed and was verified in PB 6.5.0 via
extensive testing. This is a hard one to pinpoint since the crashing is
somewhat random. I've read some posts that indicate that certain dot
notation can be problematic. All objects were fully rebuilt...