SAP Sybase IQ 16.0 manuals fixed to work with tablet/phone PDF readers like Aldiko

Aldiko Book Reader Premium Full v2.2.3.apkMany PDF readers for smart phones (Android/iphone) and tablets manage the pdf files Calibre_Logobased solely on the Title and Author fields in the PDF file. While for this is fine for your average book, it is not all that helpful with manuals that tend to have abbreviated or no data in the title/author fields. In the case of the manuals for Sybase IQ, I’m unable to load the manuals for say v15.4 and v16.0 as they have the same Title/Author data.

How to fix? Easy. Go get Calibre. Drop the PDF files on to the running Calibre. Edit them by hitting the E key.

In my case, I edited the “Title”, “Author”, “Tags”, “Publisher” and “Languages”:

Calibre

Calibre doesn’t modify the PDF files themselves so I will need to export the files to a custom directory. In Calibre nomenclature, this is “Saving”. Highlight all the titles you want to export and hit “S” twice. Why twice? No idea. Choose the directory.

You can now copy the exported PDF files to your phone, tablet, whatever without fear of the v16.0 version of the P&T Guide being rejected by Aldiko because the v15.4 version is already added.

Here are the IQ v16.0 manuals that I’ve ‘fixed’ to work with Aldiko. They are identical to the PDFs on sybooks with the exception of the PDF fields I mentioned previously.

No copyright infringement is intended. SAP/Sybase, please feel free to take these and host them.

IQ 16.0 – Administration_ Database – Sybase, Inc_
IQ 16.0 – Administration_ Backup, Restore, and Data Recovery – Sybase, Inc_
IQ 16.0 – Performance and Tuning Guide – Sybase, Inc_
IQ 16.0 – New Features Summary – Sybase, Inc_
IQ 16.0 – Utility Guide – Sybase, Inc_
IQ 16.0 – Administration_ User Management and Security – Sybase, Inc_
IQ 16.0 – User-Defined Functions – Sybase, Inc_
IQ 16.0 – Unstructured Data Analytics – Sybase, Inc_
IQ 16.0 – Administration_ In-Memory Row-Level Versioning – Sybase, Inc_
IQ 16.0 – Administration_ Spatial Data – Sybase, Inc_
IQ 16.0 – Reference_ Statements and Options – Sybase, Inc_
IQ 16.0 – Reference_ Building Blocks, Tables, and Procedures – Sybase, Inc_
IQ 16.0 – Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows – Sybase, Inc_
IQ 16.0 – Release Bulletin for Windows – Sybase, Inc_
IQ 16.0 – Administration_ Multiplex – Sybase, Inc_
IQ 16.0 – Quick Start – Sybase, Inc_
IQ 16.0 – Release Bulletin for Linux – Sybase, Inc_
IQ 16.0 – Migration for Unix & Linux – Sybase, Inc_
IQ 16.0 – Programming – Sybase, Inc_
IQ 16.0 – Administration_ Load Management – Sybase, Inc_
IQ 16.0 – Guide to Licensed Options – Sybase, Inc_
IQ 16.0 – Introduction to SAP Sybase IQ – Sybase, Inc_
IQ 16.0 – Installation and Configuration Guide for Linux – Sybase, Inc_
IQ 16.0 – Administration_ Globalization – Sybase, Inc_
IQ 16.0 – SAP Sybase IQ Error Messages – Sybase, Inc_

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What is with the ISUG Enhancements versus Sybase CR/Bugs on the sybase-product-futures mailing list?

In the MSA and System transactions performedby maint user thread on the sybase-product-futures mailing list, Jeff Tallman mentions thatInternational Sybase Users Group someone needs to create an ISUG enhancement or a Sybase change request (CR).  Mike Harrold let everyone know that even through creating a Sybase CR is put in the Sybase engineering queue, it doesn’t mean that an engineer will actually look at it let alone have product management approve it to be implemented.

Jeff hits the nail on the head.  You have a voice with the ISUG enhancements process. Use it.  And yes, you have to be paid member to vote. Sorry, but we are a non-profit and your membership fees keep us running!  You can vote as a Basic Member – you do not need to join at the higher membership levels (but you should so you can read all the wonderful articles Jeff writes for us).  The more votes, the easier it is for engineering to justify spending staff resources on it when they go to management.  Encourage all of your peers to join and vote as well.  If you work for a business with several Sybase users, convince your boss to pay for a corporate membership and get all your colleagues to vote as well. 🙂
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Regards,

Mike Harrold
Executive Director

and

Having an “internal enhancement” (aka a CR) doesn’t mean it gets implemented.  It means there’s a CR for it.  It might be a great idea, but without backing (and a user request + an engineer doesn’t mean it has backing; look how long it took for UDFs, mathematical functions, etc.) it doesn’t get allocated any development resources.  Without development resources, it doesn’t get implemented.

Bottom line, a CR doesn’t mean it’s a “planned” feature.

Regards,

Mike Harrold
Executive Director
International Sybase User Group

I would recommend voting for the ISUG enhancements (this week).  I and several other ISUG Board members will be going through the ISUG enhancements this weekend to present a subset to Sybase product management at TechWave next month.

I haven’t seen many ISUG enhancements being requested lately or voted upon for that matter.  The higher the votes for a particular enhancement, the more likely Sybase will pick it up.

So please, everyone go vote on the ISUG enhancements! 🙂

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