1. Panos Platanas
  2. PowerBuilder
  3. Monday, 2 October 2023 08:41 AM UTC


we have a quite large PB application that contains more than 500 reports (datawindows)

We are creating a "light" version of the application on the web using C# VisualStudio 2022.

It would be very nice if we could re-use the existing reports in the web application and produce PDF out of them instead of rewriting everything from scratch.

Is there any way that this could be achieved?

Thank you in advance

Chris Pollach @Appeon Accepted Answer Pending Moderation
  1. Monday, 2 October 2023 12:21 PM UTC
  2. PowerBuilder
  3. # 1

Hi Panos;

  The key items here to run your DW reports are:

  • You need the PBVM runtime engine
  • You need the full DW engine
  • You need all this to run with your IIS web server.

   Since C# is not going to give you all these requirements I would suggest having a look at something like PB Web for this requirement.

FYI: https://www.topwizprogramming.com/topwizweb.html

Regards .... Chris 

  1. Panos Platanas
  2. Monday, 2 October 2023 12:32 PM UTC
Thank you Chris! I will surely have a look.
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  1. Chris Pollach @Appeon
  2. Monday, 2 October 2023 17:05 PM UTC
Let us know what you think of this alternative! ;-)
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  1. mike S
  2. Tuesday, 3 October 2023 12:47 PM UTC
powersharp could also be used - the main difference is that you use c# to code the REST apis.

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