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Ulink going away when IIS comes out?

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  • Ulink going away when IIS comes out?

    As someone who likes to stay relatively current, I worry about things to come. I know .. anyway .. this has me concerned about all the future work required if I don't do this now:
    http://wiki.alphasoftware.com/Breaki...on#Ulink_Field

    I read this post last week and started changing things over to work that way and broke my application:
    http://msgboard.alphasoftware.com/al...bles-protected

    Lenny said:
    "You do not need to stop what you are doing to modify existing code. If you never move beyond V11's Xbasic web server, you will never need to make any changes"

    I guess the biggest question is - Is the alpha web server being replaced with IIS? Or will IIS be optional?

    I think I am not going to do anything right now - But .. knowing how quickly technology changes .. it causes me concern that I will not be able to use newer technology 2 years from now unless I completely revamp the existing system - whatever it may be at that time. If that's the case then I may have to consider that a LAMP solution may indeed be the better option .. even if it takes forever to do it - and forget about alpha - just change the path I am on now and be done with it.

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    Re: Ulink going away when IIS comes out?

    I guess the biggest question is - Is the alpha web server being replaced with IIS? Or will IIS be optional?
    According to the WiKi, IIS will replace the WAS in v12.
    Peter
    AlphaBase Solutions, LLC

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      Re: Ulink going away when IIS comes out?

      Any ETA on the IIS plugin? Or are they waiting until v12?

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        Re: Ulink going away when IIS comes out?

        See post #4:

        http://msgboard.alphasoftware.com/al...&highlight=iis
        Peter
        AlphaBase Solutions, LLC

        [email protected]
        https://www.alphabasesolutions.com


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          Re: Ulink going away when IIS comes out?

          That will be a happy, happy day!

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            Re: Ulink going away when IIS comes out?

            I make the assumption that moving to IIS is a good thing and will migrate applications that warrent moving forward, and leave the rest in V11/V10. Its always optional to stay in a previous version. I am sure the V11WAS is not going to stop functioning just because V12 moves to IIS.
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              Re: Ulink going away when IIS comes out?

              Hi.. I know I saw a V11 video on the NEW way to filter data based on an attibute attached to a user. The maker, not Selwyn, describes a new way, not using ulink but some new features in V11. I think he had a British accent. I checked the Wiki, the v11preview vids, the UK vid site.. but can't find it.

              Can someone help me find that video ? We want to start using the new way.
              Thanks.
              Paul.

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                Re: Ulink going away when IIS comes out?

                The video is M44 in the list here.

                The video shows setting the session variable "session.CustomerId" as numeric. Because the variable in this context is only used to populate an argument, it can be defined as character. This can be done because all values use convert_type() when setting an argument value to convert the session variable to the argument type. The argument is defined as numeric as the identify column used is also numeric.

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