1. Eric Freudenberg
  2. PowerBuilder
  3. Monday, 28 May 2018 09:19 AM UTC

Hello Community,

We are looking for a way to determine the object-list of a PBL by an external tool. The external tool is a C# application. Is there perhaps an Appeon / Sybase library which one could import in the C# for it?

The point of all of this is to find out if there are PBLs in the local target, with objects that do not exist in our SourceControl database (SVN).
Thanks in advance.

Greetings from Germany


Andres Slachevsky Accepted Answer Pending Moderation
  1. Monday, 28 May 2018 12:53 PM UTC
  2. PowerBuilder
  3. # 1

Have you check using Orca Script?

  1. Eric Freudenberg
  2. Monday, 28 May 2018 14:17 PM UTC
Hi Andreas,

many thanks for your response

I didn't know that PowerBuilder offers this functionality.

We will try, but it looks very promising...

Who is looking for it too, Appeon seems to keep the documentation up to date: https://www.appeon.com/support/documents/appeon_online_help/pb2017r2/orca_guide/ch01.html

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Roland Smith Accepted Answer Pending Moderation
  1. Monday, 28 May 2018 14:18 PM UTC
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There is an API called ORCA. You can find the files in the ...\PowerBuilder ##.##\SDK\ORCA folder. It is designed for C/C++ but should be useable by C#.

It might be easier to have one of the PowerBuilder devs write the program. There is a built in function for getting the PBL directory.

  1. Eric Freudenberg
  2. Tuesday, 29 May 2018 06:19 AM UTC
Hi Roland,

many thanks for your response.

ORCA was the right point. It's not easy to find something if you don't know as it's called.

Our tool provides many features for our developers, displaying objects that are not included in SourceControl is a tiny part. Unfortunately, SVN + PBSCC Proxy don't allow you to view live which objects aren't in Source control. Only through "Add to Source control" does SVN know the objects. Microsoft's VSS supported this functionality earlier. Appeon's native SVN isn't suitable for us in the current form (Don't know if Appeon has a solution in their native SVN for this problem, because we don't use it).

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Matthew Balent Accepted Answer Pending Moderation
  1. Wednesday, 30 May 2018 11:53 AM UTC
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You might want to look at 'PBLDump' by Anatoly Moskovsky which can be found here.


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