1. Jay Kim
  2. PowerBuilder
  3. Wednesday, 27 March 2024 14:24 PM UTC


I have an old client who used the application developed using PowerBuilder 7 really long ago.

The client current use this for back up and now rarely use this system, but they recently requested asking if it's possible to do do some enhancement on this as they are tying to go to some of the system move to cloud.

The issue is the current system connects to another program's database using ODBC connection, but if the other program moves, ODBC connection cannot be worked and only method to communicate with another program is REST API and the connection has to made using OAUth, that I have never dealt with.

I was able to do some testing using REST API with Msxml2.DOMDocument.6.0 and MSXML2.ServerXMLHTTP.6.0, but I cannot find a method for OAuth part.

Is this even possible to do with this much older version of Powerbuilder? 

Chris Pollach @Appeon Accepted Answer Pending Moderation
  1. Wednesday, 27 March 2024 14:50 PM UTC
  2. PowerBuilder
  3. # 1

Hi Jay;

  Based on what you describe feature wise, the latest Appeon PB has all these features built-in that you need to achieve this functionality. Unfortunately, with PB 7 you would probably need external tools (C DLL libraries) in order to achieve these features - to which PB 7 being so old - I have no idea if even these external tools still exist as PB 7 was ANSI based. Also given the fact the PB 7 is not W10 or W11 compliant - nor Unicode compliant for that matter, I am not sure it's even worth using this outdated PB IDE release for any development these days.  Just my $0.02

Regards .. Chris

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