1. Dmitry Nevelev
  2. PowerBuilder
  3. Thursday, 29 November 2018 19:44 PM UTC

Is there an alternative to PowerFilter? Does PB2017 R3 have capabilities for modern excel-like filtering? If not, are there any plans for that in 2018 (and beyond) versions?

Roland Smith Accepted Answer Pending Moderation
  1. Thursday, 29 November 2018 21:22 PM UTC
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  3. # 1

What about PowerFilter doesn't meet your needs?

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  1. Dmitry Nevelev
  2. Friday, 30 November 2018 15:25 PM UTC
1. The latest version of PowerFilter available for download is PB12.6. We are on 2017, deciding to either upgrade to R3 or wait for 2018. If the 2017 (or higher) version of PowerFilter is available, please post the link.

2. We are a very large, very bureaucratic, and very slow corporation... Getting approval to purchase a third party plugin, and getting the PO pushed through the system is a long/tedious process. Would much rather use native capabilities where available.

P.S. Few years back we would write our own version of PowerFilter for our custom framework, but now that our development is mostly outsourced, it's not really feasible.
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  1. Roland Smith
  2. Friday, 30 November 2018 16:27 PM UTC
Have you asked the author (Jim Reese) about PB 2017? I don't use it myself.

So you don't have a license currently?
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  1. Dmitry Nevelev
  2. Friday, 30 November 2018 17:15 PM UTC
No, we currently don't have the license. Never had the need for this functionality, until recently. I will try to reach out to Jim.

Thanks!
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Dmitry Nevelev Accepted Answer Pending Moderation
  1. Thursday, 29 November 2018 20:10 PM UTC
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Thanks Chris... Just to clarify - PowerBuilder currently does not have native excel-like filtering alternatives to PowerFilter? 

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  1. Chris Pollach @Appeon
  2. Thursday, 29 November 2018 20:15 PM UTC
Correct ... PF has more unique features for that interaction currently - so does DW2XLS (I believe).

That would make a nice enhancement request though to add DW2XLS & PF functionality right inside the PB run-time.
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Chris Pollach @Appeon Accepted Answer Pending Moderation
  1. Thursday, 29 November 2018 20:05 PM UTC
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Hi Dimitry;

      PB2017R3's filtering features are the same as in PB12.6. There are no changes to filtering either for PB2018. However, after PB2018R2/R3, there could certainly be more filter / import /export / etc enhancements. Keep checking out the PB Road-map on the main Appeon website and feel free to create a Support Ticket as an enhancement request for these type of things.

Regards ... Chris

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