Welcome to the Sybase ASE Product Futures Discussion newsgroups!
We hope that you find the forum a useful place to exchange
information concerning the features you would like to see
implemented in Sybase ASE in future versions.

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 answers, solutions,
information, ideas, or provide anything other than a moderator to
monitor the forum and insure its operation and availability. They do
strive, however, to do much more than that as resources permit.

3. Sybase executives do 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 Technical Advisors
(TA’s) and Product Support Engineers (PSE's) 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 Sybase users and to help moderate the forum.
The name of this group is TeamSybase. If you have a problem with
the operation of the forum you may contact a member of TeamSybase
by email. Otherwise please post all questions to the forum. For
more information about TeamSybase go to http://www.teamsybase.com.


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. Do not cross-post
questions. Cross-posted questions will be removed.

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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 accessible to other people,
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on an ftp site. Extremely large messages, particularly those
containing embedded files, will be deleted without notice.

8. Please put specifics on the message header(not "Help", "Bug", 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. Adding "Urgent" to the subject
line of your message doesn't necessarily mean much to others. If
you have an urgent problem that is affecting your company you should
consider working the issue through Sybase Tech Support at

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

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

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Jim Egan [TeamSybase]
Senior Consultant
Sybase Professional Services