Sybase NNTP forums - End Of Life (EOL)

The NNTP forums from Sybase - forums.sybase.com - are now closed.

All new questions should be directed to the appropriate forum at the SAP Community Network (SCN).

Individual products have links to the respective forums on SCN, or you can go to SCN and search for your product in the search box (upper right corner) to find your specific developer center.

Supported DBMS

2 posts in Pocket PowerBuilder Last posting was on 2003-07-28 12:12:19.0Z
Tasos Mastrodimos Posted on 2003-07-28 10:15:46.0Z
Sender: 59ae.3f24f5e0.1804289383@sybase.com
From: Tasos Mastrodimos
Newsgroups: sybase.public.pocketpowerbuilder
Subject: Supported DBMS
X-Mailer: WebNews to Mail Gateway v1.1s
Message-ID: <3f24f7d2.59cc.846930886@sybase.com>
NNTP-Posting-Host: 10.22.241.41
X-Original-NNTP-Posting-Host: 10.22.241.41
Date: 28 Jul 2003 03:15:46 -0700
X-Trace: forums-1-dub 1059387346 10.22.241.41 (28 Jul 2003 03:15:46 -0700)
X-Original-Trace: 28 Jul 2003 03:15:46 -0700, 10.22.241.41
Lines: 6
Path: forums-1-dub!not-for-mail
Xref: forums-1-dub sybase.public.pocketpowerbuilder:30
Article PK: 265905

As new "testers" for Pocket PowerBuilder we would like to
know which are the suppported DBMS for the PocketPC (win ce
3.0) and the way that we can connect to these DBMS.


Thank You


Reed Shilts Posted on 2003-07-28 12:12:19.0Z
From: Reed Shilts <reed.dot.shilts.at.sybase.dot.com>
Newsgroups: sybase.public.pocketpowerbuilder
Subject: Re: Supported DBMS
Organization: Sybase
Message-ID: <jn3aivs0nlh3fa2ssdgj2n2oscpd8hsvfd@4ax.com>
References: <3f24f7d2.59cc.846930886@sybase.com>
X-Newsreader: Forte Free Agent 1.93/32.576 English (American)
MIME-Version: 1.0
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii
Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit
NNTP-Posting-Host: rshilts.sybase.com
X-Original-NNTP-Posting-Host: rshilts.sybase.com
Date: 28 Jul 2003 05:12:19 -0700
X-Trace: forums-1-dub 1059394339 10.18.61.76 (28 Jul 2003 05:12:19 -0700)
X-Original-Trace: 28 Jul 2003 05:12:19 -0700, rshilts.sybase.com
Lines: 52
X-Authenticated-User: techsupp
Path: forums-1-dub!not-for-mail
Xref: forums-1-dub sybase.public.pocketpowerbuilder:33
Article PK: 265909

In version 1.0.....

Running on the PocketPC you can access either:
a) The free runtime version of ASA
b) Full ASA with "MobiLink" which can connect
to Oracle, IBM, Microsoft, Sybase databases
running on "real" computers.

This covers the two _real_ use cases:
a) Small app with small, private, database use the
free version of ASA (no deployment cost).
b) Enterprise level application where the PocketPC has
an occasionally connected view (subset) of
the data from a central database.
This will intelligently synchronize changes
when connected.

Later versions of PocketBuilder will have native access
to other databases.

The big thing to remember in application design
is "occasionally connected" - WiFi is not reliable enough
to maintain a classic client/server database connection.
The unreliable communications channel will kill your
app when it is deployed.

HTH,
Reed Shilts
PPB Development Manager
<Standard-Disclaimers-Apply/>

P.S.
Being part of the PowerBuilder development team we
are well aware that being database independent is very
important. Version 1.0 sticks with ASA/MobiLink because
that has 90% market share (or something huge like that)
AND
native database drivers on the CE device are totally
different than on regular Windows.
If this product was ever going to get out the door we
had to put a stake in the sand...

On 28 Jul 2003 03:15:46 -0700, Tasos Mastrodimos wrote:

>As new "testers" for Pocket PowerBuilder we would like to
>know which are the suppported DBMS for the PocketPC (win ce
>3.0) and the way that we can connect to these DBMS.
>
>
>Thank You