Subject Re: [IBO] Patch release 4.2Id is up...
Author Jason Wharton
Yes, I realize this is a problem for you. I sure do wish Borland had done it
in a way that wasn't so painful to implement. How much do you think people
are going to be upset about this taking a while longer? I think very few
people will be put off by this. From what I have understood, this is just to
make it easier to migrate apps off of Access or other databases with long
identifier support.

Perhaps you and I should maintain a private dialog about this...

Jason Wharton
CPS - Computer Programming Solutions
Mesa Arizona

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"Martijn Tonies" <m.tonies@...> wrote in message
> Hi Jason,
> > > I must admit I haven't checked patches for some time - but what is
> > > the current status of IBO and the IB7 long metadata identifiers?
> >
> > It will be in the next major release of IBO, v5.x. I don't have a date
> > definitive list of features. I am also hoping to have a local data
> > for client dataset type of options. Essentially this will allow for
> > datasets. I deal for lookup tables that don't change often and also
> > for getting lost connection support handled.
> I am a wee bit troubled by this. IB7 has been out for quite a while now,
> and when we exchanged emails about long metadata identifiers support
> you said you were changing the internals and had ideas about changing
> the whole column-thingy and a "quick fix" wasn't the way to go. This is
> taking somewhat longer than expected - I myself don't really have the
> tons of time to change this and I got from your emails that this would be
> part of the bigger plan for columns/parameters... But the problem is that
> I simply can't use long identifiers in my app with regard to running
> in the SQL Editor :-/
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> Martijn Tonies
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