Easier Application Rollouts and Improved Speed With Flex2Crystal Version 3.2

Nov 6, 2019 7:00:00 AM / by Mertech Data Systems, Inc. posted in Crystal Reports, News

Flex2Crystal’s recent Version 3.2 release includes a series of exciting updates and optimizations, as well as important bug fixes to improve performance and user experience.

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Flex2SQL 16 Adds Official Support for MySQL and PostgreSQL Database Variants Running on Amazon AWS and Microsoft Azure

Nov 5, 2019 9:31:10 PM / by Mertech Data Systems, Inc. posted in DataFlex, Webinars, News

Flex2SQL Version 16 adds support for new RDBMS releases from Microsoft, Oracle, MariaDB, and PostgreSQL. In addition, this new release includes a series of exciting updates, important bug fixes, and significant optimizations, like extended support for the cloud and failover clustering.

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Mertech Earns Microsoft Gold Competency in Cloud Platform

Oct 1, 2019 9:00:00 AM / by Mertech Data Systems, Inc. posted in News


Pembroke Pines, FL – Mertech Data Systems, a global provider of application modernization tools and services, is pleased to announce that it has earned Microsoft Gold competency status in Cloud Platform.

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How to build a fast JSON Web API in DataFlex with Thriftly.io [Guide & Video 13min]

Dec 11, 2018 3:10:00 PM / by Antonio Perez posted in APIs

Thriftly allows DataFlex, C# and Java programmers of any level to quickly build web APIs and publish them for public or private use. Applications written in languages such as PHP, Python, or Javascript can use JSON-RPC, SOAP, REST or a Binary protocol over HTTP or raw TCP transports to communicate with the Thriftly API.

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Ensure Valid DDFs Before a BTR2SQL Migration

Oct 30, 2018 4:01:00 PM / by Oliver Nelson posted in Btrieve

Before getting started with BTR2SQL, here's what you need to know about DDFs and the role they play in converting Btrieve/Pervasive files to SQL tables.  

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Migrating a Magic uniPaaS Application to an SQL backend

Oct 23, 2018 8:08:00 AM / by Thomas Oatman posted in Btrieve

uniPaaS (now called Magic xpa Application Platform) from Magic Software Enterprises is a powerful application platform that simplifies the process of building and deploying business applications.  Although this platform has been available for many years and supports SQL databases, Btrieve tends to be the database of choice for Magic developers.

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Migrating multi-company Btrieve applications with BTR2SQL

Aug 16, 2018 9:11:00 AM / by Amanda McCluney posted in Btrieve

“What’s the best way to migrate a multi-directory Btrieve database to a SQL backend?” It’s a question that comes up often, considering that in SQL, different tables with the same names will collide if stored in the same database.

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BTR2SQL 5.3 makes Btrieve LOBs SQL-accessible

Jul 26, 2018 10:19:13 AM / by Matt Ledger posted in Btrieve

Over the years, one specific portion of a Btrieve record has given some of our customers trouble. That's the variable portion, the bit that allows you to store up to 2GB of additional, unstructured data within a record using Large Objects (LOBs), in excess of the record's "fixed" 64K data limit.

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Flex2Crystal saves USA Software hundreds of development hours

Jul 10, 2018 2:17:42 PM / by Amanda McCluney posted in Case Studies

Here’s a scenario that anyone with tenure in the software business can relate to: you get the news that one of your most essential applications will be going in a new direction soon. In the case of F.A. “Woody” Spencer, President of USA Software, this news came from Crystal Reports, making the announcement that their long-used COM-based interface would soon be replaced with a .NET solution.

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Using parameterized queries in DataFlex embedded SQL calls

Jun 11, 2018 12:38:29 PM / by Matt Ledger posted in DataFlex

In Flex2SQL v15, we introduced the ability to use parameterized queries within your DataFlex application’s embedded SQL calls. Developers have been asking for this feature for a long time, and for good reason.

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