Free Sybase Power Designer 15 Viewer!

If you ever receive a Sybase Power Designer file (such as the pdm file from Jeff Tallman) but you don’t want to either purchase or install the full blown Power Designer, then I have an answer for you.  It is the Power Designer Viewer from Sybase.

While it is free, you have to fill out a form to get access to the download.  Sybase Sales will likely call you regarding purchasing a full blown version of Power Designer.  If you’re not interested in purchasing it, just tell them – Sybase Sales People are generally very nice folk. 🙂

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Get your Sybase ASE 15.5 MDA table posters! Straight from Sybase’s Jeff Tallman

I asked Jeff Tallman if I could redistribute his excellent MDA posters for Sybase’s ASE 15.5 database server.  He said yes so …  here they are in both Adobe PDF and Sybase PowerDesigner PDM formats!

Jeff Tallman also provided us with the MDA posters for Sybase 15.0.3 last year.

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Sybase’s Jeff Tallman releases the MDA table diagram posters for ASE 15.0.3 in PDF and PowerDesigner formats!

Jeff Tallman has released the MDA table diagram posters for ASE 15.0.3 in both Adobe PDF and PowerDesigner PDM formats.

ASE 15.0.3 MDA table diagram
ASE 15.0.3 MDA table diagram

Thanks Jeff for creating them!

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ISUG Technical Journal Sep/Oct 2008 is out! Includes my “Perl in the Shell” article

The ISUG Technical Journal Sep/Oct 2008 is out.

This issue contains:

  • Sybase IQ and Sybase WorkSpace Part II By Mike Crocker
  • Perl in the shell By Jason Froebe
  • Taming the process nightmare: Consolidating a Horde of Process Diagrams with PowerDesigner By Mike Nicewarner
  • Information overload: Weapons-grade data analysis comes of age By Teresa Foster
  • Maximizing PowerBuilder and SQLAnywhere Part III SQLAnywhere, a PowerBuilder Developer’s perspective
    By Chris Pollach
  • select random (stuff) from SYBASE Command shell by proxy By Bill Grant
  • Mobile Enterprise Everywhere: Taking Sybase on the road By Adrian Bridgwater
  • Sybase TechWave 2008: Time for the technology tsunami

You need to be an ISUG member to receive the ISUG Technical Journal.  Join ISUG today!

International Sybase User Group
International Sybase User Group
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Native support of SQLite in Sybase PowerBuilder and PowerDesigner?

What I would love to see is native support for SQLite. http://www.sqlite.org

It is the most installed embedded database on the planet hands down.  Don’t believe me?  You know that Firefox web browser, Thunderbird newsreader, most Adobe products, Miro, etc all have it embedded?  – reference http://www.sqlite.org/mostdeployed.html

We use it extensively at work as:

  1. staging for mass data imports/exports/conversions
  2. local application ‘cache’ for large data sets
  3. projects that don’t require all the features of Sybase ASE (or Oracle for that matter)

One of the best features is that the database itself in platform independent… copy the db on to AIX from your Windows box … then on to your old Amiga … then on to your windows mobile device.  Getting the point?  🙂

I really wish Sybase would make it so that the Sybase ASE databases were truly platform and character set/sort order independent… but that is in another dream 😉

Not a blurb in the PowerDesigner/PowerBuilder manuals or anything

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