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PowerBuilder® 9: Internet and Distributed Application Development by John D. Olson, Bill Green

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The Power of the DataWindow

The DataWindow is one of the most powerful features of PowerBuilder and has been since its inception. The DataWindow provides the capability to quickly retrieve data from a database, display it to a user, and allow the user to update information back to the database. This power is not limited to a client/server application; it is equally important to a Web application. Presenting screens of data to a user is one of the most used features of any application, and a Web application is no exception. A Web application presents screens of data in a browser, which is HTML and JavaScript. PowerBuilder provides the capability to use a DataWindow to automatically display the format and data in a Web browser. This power shows ...

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