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File Functions

2 posts in Appeon (partner product) Last posting was on 2005-04-21 03:10:14.0Z
angelo_anolin@yahoo.com Posted on 2005-04-20 07:38:49.0Z
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Subject: File Functions
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In the Supported Features Guide of Appeon 2.8, it is stated
that Windows API Functions are unsupported. Now, I have
learned that in workarounds being posted in the Appeon
website, it is advised to replace file functions in
Powerbuilder with Windows API function calls to be declared
as Global External Functions. Further reading, I again
encountered in the Supported Features Guide that Global and
Local External Functions are unsupported in Appeon. The
workaround posted contradicts so much with the Supported
Features Guide. Nevertheless, I took the initiative to
check the method as proof of concept. I tried using the
Windows API Function call thru the kernel32.dll in a test PB
application. The function call went well. I analyzed the
test application using Appeon Developer and the analysis
provided no conflicts whatsoever so I decided to deploy the
test application. When i deployed the test application and
run the web app, the file functions i used returned errors.
Please advise.

Please note that subsequent file function errors were
encountered since the file functions are simulated to run
after each succesful function call.


angelo_anolin@yahoo.com Posted on 2005-04-21 03:10:14.0Z
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From: Angelo (angelo_anolin@yahoo.com)
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Subject: Re: File Functions
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Any follow ups on the File Function workaround? I have no
success with the deployed web application using file
functions through API calls. Thanks.