1. JIJO THOMAS
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  3. Tuesday, 27 October 2020 11:35 AM

Hi Team,

Requesting to share the knowledge for how to download the PowerBuilder 6.5 software for PowerBuilder Migration. i would need to Migrate the source to PowerBuilder 17.  Thanks in advance.

Kevin Ridley Accepted Answer Pending Moderation
  1. Tuesday, 27 October 2020 12:23 PM
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In PB2017 or 2019 (recommended), create a new workspace and target.  When you create the new target (existing applicatrion), you just need to select the application object in whatever pbl it's in, and add the other libraries to the library list.  It will then automatically migrate for you.  Be sure you back up all the PBLs first.

 

KR

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JIJO THOMAS Accepted Answer Pending Moderation
  1. Tuesday, 27 October 2020 11:58 AM
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Thanks for the updates. I Have pbls and don't have pbw file. may i know, what will be the next comfortable version which i can open the 6.5 pbls. Thanks in Advance.

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You'll get the pbw when you create a new workspace, or can use an existing workspace.

Then create a new "existing target" in that workspace, just like Kevin explained above.
  1. Miguel Leeuwe
  2. Tuesday, 27 October 2020 14:14 PM
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  1. Tuesday, 27 October 2020 11:49 AM
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There is no download for PB 6.5, it's been EOL'd for over 10+ years, probably closer to 15.  Do you have the PBLs?  If you do, you don't need PB 6.5 anyway.  Your only shot at finding a copy of PB6.5 might be ebay, but like I said, if you have the PBLs you don't need that to migrate.

 

KR

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John,

it won't be possible to open any painter and "Select the "Declare Instance Variables" pane" when the application doesn't migrate. Correct me if I'm wrong. I do think it would be easier if he could edit the objects in pb 6.5.
  1. Miguel Leeuwe
  2. Wednesday, 18 November 2020 18:24 PM
Thanks a lot for the valuable responses



i confirm, source code is not using PFC. it is used own library.

i can see, cursor is declared very well in the source code, but getting error message like, undefined variable.

usually we will declare the cursor name before SELECT statement,



also i could see, some variable is already declared in global variable section, but getting error message like, undefined variable after the regeneration



Requesting to let me know if i missed anything while performing the migration from PB 6.5 to PB 12.5

i have only PB 6.5 PBLS and not having Pbw



i was created a dummy pbw and assigned the PBLS

after the migration, i was removed the application object which was created along with dummy pbl.

still showing same undefined variable message. but looks like, it is already delcared



Please let me know if i missed any dll while doing migration or do i need to add something



Thanks in advance.



  1. JIJO THOMAS
  2. Wednesday, 18 November 2020 19:09 PM
Hi Jilo;

Creating a *new* Application Object would be a HUGE mistake as the AO could have other declarations inside it that other object classes need. By creating a new AP, those object references would be missing and thus lots of PB Errors would ensure.

After creating a new WorkSpace, the key is to create a new Target" but you MUST make sure that you choose the "Existing Application" option in the target creation wizard (not new).

HTH

Regards ... Chris
  1. Chris Pollach @Appeon
  2. Wednesday, 18 November 2020 19:46 PM
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