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

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Example of XML Use with PowerBuilder

What follows is an example of how XML can be used with PowerBuilder. This particular example demonstrates several uses of XML in PB, including the XML DataWindow, PBDOM, MSXML and XML data with XSLT, and some JavaScript.

Case Study: Criteria Parser

One of the issues I faced when developing a report server application was that I wanted to have an engine that would handle the reports and also have a front end communicate with the engine to run the reports. The engine was pretty straightforward. Based on using DataWindows, all it needed was some data to tell it which report to run and, without getting overly simple, run the report. The problem came when trying to create a criteria facility to properly handle ...

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