1. Douglas Holt
  2. PowerBuilder
  3. Friday, 18 May 2018 21:16 PM UTC

I am refactoring a web service written in PowerBuilder .net back to regular PowerBuilder, and have run into a stumbling block. In the PB .net web service, I would access database IDs and passwords stored in an INI file outside of the IIS wwwroot folder. Apparently that is not doable in a regular PowerBuilder web service. Is there another approach for storing and accessing such sensitive information?


Doug Holt

Andres Slachevsky Accepted Answer Pending Moderation
  1. Tuesday, 22 May 2018 12:30 PM UTC
  2. PowerBuilder
  3. # 1

other way is to edit the web.config file and then use the 

GetConfigSettings() to read it

for example


String ls_key, ls_value
    ls_key = 'database'   
    ls_value = GetConfigSettings(ls_key)   
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Chris Pollach @Appeon Accepted Answer Pending Moderation
  1. Saturday, 19 May 2018 01:13 AM UTC
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  3. # 2

Hi Doug;

     Yes you can access INI and other files deployed in a PB2017R2 Web service!

Have a look at my Web Service Framework. A good simple example of an INI being read by a Web Service is in the framework's OrderEntry example App.


Regards ... Chris


  1. Douglas Holt
  2. Sunday, 20 May 2018 20:34 PM UTC
Thanks Chris!

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  1. Chris Pollach @Appeon
  2. Tuesday, 22 May 2018 13:33 PM UTC
You are very welcome Doug!

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