Welcome to the PowerBuilder RTE forum! We hope that you find the forum a
useful place to exchange information concerning the use of PowerBuilder that
will enable you to use it to greater potential. To ensure that we all
receive the greatest benefit from the forum, we have a few guidelines
concerning its use:

Forum Purpose

This forum was established by Sybase as a means of providing a vehicle for
its customers and prospects to openly and freely exchange information and
ideas. It is neither an alternative to, nor a replacement for a Customer
Support Contract.

1. This is NOT a Sybase technical support forum and it is not the purpose
of this forum to allow customers to get free technical support from Sybase.
It is a place for users to help each other and exchange problems solutions,
information, ideas, etc.

2. Sybase has no obligation to provide questions, problems, or provide
anything other than a moderator to monitor the forum and insure its
operation and availability, exchange problems solutions, information, ideas,
etc. They do strive, however, to do much more than that as resources

3. Sybase executives may monitor the forum to observe customer reaction to
the product, keep up with users thoughts for new features, or offer
executive opinions and viewpoints. Sybase employees may also assist on the
forum when they have time available. They will offer help but may not be
available on a regular basis based on their workload.

4. Sybase has selected a technically astute group of users to offer
assistance to other PowerBuilder users. The name of this group is
TeamSybase. The moderator(s) of this forums is(are) member(s) of that
group. Generally, niether they nor the other members of TeamSybase are
Sybase employees, nor are they paid for their services in maintaining the
forum. And, while they may answer questions in the forum from time to time,
they are not responsible for ensuring that all questions receive answers.


Please bear in mind that this is a moderated forum. As a result, it
operates somewhat differently than a typical unmoderated newsgroup.

1. If you're using a company id, please post your name at the end of the
message so that others may know who to address when sending an response. We
would appreciate you using your full (real) name.

2. Please post the same question once in the forum that appears most
appropriate and allow 36-72 hours for a response.

3. Advertising of any kind should be limited to the forums dedicated to
that purpose (i.e., news.3rd_party_products, news.job_postings, etc.).
Spamming of the forum will not be tolerated.

4. Profanity, obscenities, and abuse of forum members will not be

5. Please refrain from sending "thanks" in the forum. Anyone desiring to
thank the person assisting them should feel free to do so, but we would ask
that this be done via e-mail to minimize traffic and allow members to review
both problems and solutions.

6. Please refrain from sending personal messages in the forum. These
conversations are more properly carried on in e-mail.

7. This forum is not particularly designed for the transfer of files.
Therefore, if you need to make files accessable to other people, please
handle it through private email or by making the file available on an ftp
site or codexchange.sybase.com. Extremely large messages, particularly
those containing embedded files, will be deleted without notice.

8. Please put specifics on the message header(not "Help", "Bug", "Urgent"
or vague subject headers). People often only review headers for messages
they are interested in. This is in your best interest in getting the most
out of your message posting.

9. Please do not ask more than one question per message. If you have five
questions, please post five messages. That way, duplication of answers for
one problem and overlooked questions will be minimized.

10. When replying, ALWAYS include part of the message in your reply. Some of
us CAN'T remember what happened five minutes ago, let alone yesterday.

11. The forum is primarily intended to assist PowerBuilder end-users in
obtaining the maximum benefit from the product. It is not intended for more
general discussions, such as features of various products, product
comparisions, etc. Please post messages of that type in more appropriate
arenas, such as an public, unmoderated newsgroup.

Bruce Armstrong [TeamSybase]