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Quick Summary of What\'s New in LANSA V12

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  • 1. LANSA Beyond Version 11 SP5
  • 2. Soon to be Released
    LANSA Open for .Net
    VLF .Net
    LANSA Composer V2.0
    New Canned Plums (Spool file, Notes with Documents)
    Code Assistants (Excel Download)
    Excel Download from Instance Lists
    VLF .Net including C# “plums”
    Database Triggers implementing repository validations and triggers for non-LANSA database access on System i via OAMs
    VL Wizard to generate SCRUDWAM applications
    LANSA for Linux and UNIX (Sun Solaris).
  • 3. Released in Version 12
    New LANSA Windows Install
    SQL Server 2008 Express to Replace Sybase as shipped database (VL development database)
    Visual Studio 2008 Express (C++ compiler and runtime)
    DT changes to support above changes
    Windows VL --> LANSA for System iEziDeploy
    Deliver LANSA based applications to System i servers from Windows
  • 4. Released in Version 12
    Active-X Exception Handling
    a feature to handle a failed HRESULT value so that it does not cause an application failure
    a feature to provide access to the HRESULT value
    Unicode support for LANSA defined files at the database level - supported via SUNI attribute as for current Other File support of Unicode fields.
    Fully dynamic SQL for SELECT_SQL command (required for support of outer joins and other complex queries that are typically included in applications with the growing usage of SQL).
  • 5. Released in Version 12
    Load Other Files to support loading SQL Views on both iSeries and Windows -if more than a single table in the View then it will allow read-only
    required for better integration with existing databases and where IBM is recommending the use of Views
    Create tables via SQL on System i (IBM is pushing this for performance reasons since the indexes for SQL defined tables are 64K rather than 8K)
    Use embedded SQL in RPG where possible for SELECT_SQL on System i
    Improved support of LOBs in WAMs so that the correct MIME type and LOB content is returned for a WAM webroutine.
  • 6. Released in Version 12
    Define/Store “Other objects” in the repository
    images, Cascading Style Sheets, JavaScript files, RAMP screen definitions xml files in RDMLX partitions.
    Many of these objects cannot be edited using VL, they can just be defined in the repository including their default location (Repository value add and allows LANSA to better manage the delivery of completed applications by having all deliverables in the repository.)
    Support long User ID and password in all LANSA products
    VL IDE enhancements to provide detailed information for master objects
    fields in a file, file versions, field length, type, RDMLX flag, task locked to, etc.