TRACKINGSIZE


This one is more of a reminder to myself for when I take another look at my CRM system interface in a few weeks time but whilst working on a clients interface (a personal project), I needed to set the size of my MDIChild windows.

I’d set the option to Window’s ‘Frame’ option to ‘Thin’ and it displays just fine in test mode when the window runs on its own.  However, Windows overrides this when it is run as an MDIChild window and the frame becomes thick and the window is therefore sizeable.

I search around for a solution but needed the help of our resident OI Guru (thanks Carl) to point me in the right direction.  The cursor still displays with the arrows over the frame but I’ll look at that later.  For now, the code below (lifted straight form the OI help files) sorts me out just fine.

*/ -----------------------------------------------------------------------------
*/ 16/09/2016 - MDP
*/ Set the frame to not allow the users to change the size

    CurSize = Get_Property(@Window, "SIZE")

    MinW = CurSize<3>
    MinH = CurSize<4>
    MaxW = CurSize<3>
    MaxH = CurSize<4>

    x = Set_Property(@Window,"TRACKINGSIZE",MinW:@FM:MinH:@FM:MaxW:@FM:MaxH)

*/ -----------------------------------------------------------------------------

RETURN 0

 

MyESS goes mobile


myess-mobileIt has been quite sometime since I first helped to take Ardbrook’s data onto the web with a fledgling O4W based application to illustrate an idea.  Bill and the team took what I had built, developed it further and commercialised it as a product ready for release to their customer base and new clients.

With numerous extremely high profile clients now using the ESS system, the team at Ardbrook have taken the solution one step further into the mobile world.  They have now released a wonderful mobile application that runs on your Android or iOS based smartphone.

The application enables employees to gain access to their current payslip from anywhere and at any time.  Furthermore, the solution provides access for past payslips and also copies of the employee’s P60, both going back over numerous years.

This is a really nice looking solution that empowers employees, whilst at the same time reducing admin for the Human Resources departments.  It is also perfect for payroll bureaux’s and large or small businesses alike.

If you would like to know more and see the application in action, please click here for their short demo video (includes sound).

OpenInsight LinearHash Service and High Server Memory Usage — SRP Update (Blog)


The rule of thumb when it comes to the Universal Driver’s LinearHash service and server performance is to have enough free physical RAM available on the server to fit all the commonly accessed OpenInsight database files (the LK and OV files managed by the LinearHash service) into memory. This article walks through the problems associated when requests…

via OpenInsight LinearHash Service and High Server Memory Usage — SRP Update (Blog)

Universal Driver Heavy 4.7.2 now available


The UDH 4.7.2 is an upgrade from UDH 4.7.  It resolves a significant issue with corrupted table header counts and sizes, a potential memory leak/overrun issue when running in ‘debug output’ or logging mode, and eliminates “hanging” when shutting down the service.  This should allow sites to terminate and restart the UDH without requiring a server reboot.

This is a free upgrade to anyone who owns a license for the UDH 4.7.

Please contact Martyn to receive your upgrade.

Universal Driver 4.7.2 now available


The UD 4.7.2 is an upgrade from UD 4.7.  It resolves a significant issue with corrupted table header counts and sizes, a potential memory leak/overrun issue when running in ‘debug output’ or logging mode, and eliminates “hanging” when shutting down the service.  This should allow sites to terminate and restart the UD without requiring a server reboot.  This upgrade is available for both the “NT” and “NU” versions.

This is a free upgrade to anyone who owns a license for the UD 4.7 or UD NUL 4.7.  Please contact Martyn to receive your upgrade.

Revelation Software named in DBTA 100 2016 – The Companies That Matter Most in Data


"DBTA 100” list of companies that matter most in data.
DBTA 100

The IT landscape is always shifting and being contoured by external market forces and internal industry initiatives.

New requirements for data management and analysis emerge and, in turn, fresh approaches and technologies are developed. Vendors grow and mature and sometimes outstrip others, while new start-up’s take root.

Against this changing backdrop, each year, DBTA presents a list of 100 companies that matter in data, compelling us to pause and reflect on the market changes taking place.

For example, with Hadoop marking its 10th anniversary in 2016, it is now clear that while it is still in early stages of adoption, it is a technology that is here to stay and is also evolving beyond its initial role as a platform for batch processing to include a large network of intertwined open source projects.

Read On…

Universal Driver NUL v5.0.0.5 for OpenInsight 9.4 released


Version 5.0.0.5 for OI 9.4 contains bug fixes, an improved UD manager, and a client installer which exposes more UD5 features.

A bug which caused a client to hang upon repeated toggling of the resize service is fixed.

Version 5.0.0.5 supports passing REVPARAM information via a volume pointer or call to ATTACH_TABLE.

Some core system routines including RTP57, RTP49, FIX_LH and RTI_LH_INFO are updated.

The UD client installer replaces the REVBOOT file and installs the UD_MANAGER and supporting components into your OpenInsight. With these changes, the UD manager displays lock and session details in a format of MACHINE*USER*PROCESSID.  This format lets you determine lock holders in a terminal server or O4W environment.

The UD manager window ( MANAGE_REVLH_SERVER ) provides access to sub windows displaying statistics, statistics history, size lock and remake table information.

This version also resolves a long-standing issue with corrupted table header counts and sizes, and includes new options to disable or re-enable automatic resizing of tables.  It also resolves a potential memory leak/overrun issue when running in ‘debug output’ or logging mode, and eliminates “hanging” when shutting down the service.  This should allow sites to terminate and restart the UD without requiring a server reboot.

This is a free upgrade to anyone who purchased a license for the UD NUL 5.X.