|By Chris Pollach||
|February 19, 2006 11:45 AM EST||
The output of SQLXTract is a textual .SQL file that can be input directly into products like Quest Central (aka SQLExpert) for further analysis. I have successfully tested the new version of SQLXTract with Sybase's ASE 15 and Microsoft's SQLServer2005 DBMS versions of Quest Central (by Quest Software). SQLXTract will also be able to handle the new Microsoft DB access mechanisms, they are: OLE-DB and ADO.net. Support for the ODBC db driver is still standard, but the native MS db driver support has been dropped because Microsoft no longer supports this feature. For ASE 15, SQLXTract supports ODBC, OLE-DB, ADO.net and Open Client (native) DB driver access mechanisms.
This new version of the SQLXTract utility will also work on Sybase's new "WorkSpace" 1.5.x development tool that incorporates DW.Java (java based DataWindow), DW.Net 2.x (.Net 2.0 version of the DataWindow) plug-in for Visual Studio 2005, Infomaker 10.x (report writer), PowerBuilder 10.x and PocketBuilder 2.x (PDA version of PowerBuilder for Windows Mobile)! The support for all these other environments other than PowerBuilder is new to this version of SQLXTract!
The PocketBuilder version of SQLXTract is a special version and exists to handle the DW.wm (Windows Mobile DataWindow). The separate version will be a PocketBuilder application and is designed to handle unique features of DW.wm such as: SIP (System Input Device), Multiple Orientation, WM Fonts, etc. The support for these specific DW features can only be found in the PDA version. The PDA version of SQLXTract will be able to reverse engineer SQL into ASA DBMS format and soon, MS-SQLServer CE. The PocketBuilder version of SQLXTract is currently in Alpha, but is working well in my testing thus far and will be released separately to CodeXchange in the near future!
The PowerBuilder 9.0.3 (ANSI) version of SQLXTract has been available on CodeXchange for the past year. SQLXtract version 10.2.1 can be downloaded from Sybase's CodeXchange (click here)!
|SYS-CON Belgium News Desk 02/19/06 03:07:12 PM EST|
I am pleased to announce that Software Tool & Die Inc. has just released a new version of the SQLXtract utility (10.2.1) that reverse engineers Sybase's proprietary SQL format (PBSELECT) into ANSI, PL/SQL or TransAct SQL from the 'DataWindow' object. The new version of the SQLXtract utility was mainly revised to allow it to reverse engineer the source code from a Unicode based library vs.. an ANSI format previously.
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