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Release 3.2-4 of the QM Multivalue Database is now available

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Release Date: Monday, February 17, 2014


The CREATE.FILE command can now set the descriptive comment text in the VOC item.

The DELETING option to the GET.LIST command causes the list to be deleted from the $SAVEDLISTS file after loading into memory.

The PHANTOM command now supports the concept of process groups in which child phantom processes can be set to automatically logout if their parent process terminates.

The GROUP qualifier to the user number in the LOGOUT command will extend the action to terminate all phantom processes started by the process being logged out.

The PHANTOM command can now specify an alternative location for the log file created by the child process.

The KEEP option to the SAVE.LIST command leaves the active memory based list in place after saving the disk copy.

The ALL option to the SET.TRIGGER command enables all trigger modes.

The QMBasic INPUT and INPUT@ statements now have an optional fill expression for improved compatibility with other systems.

A QMBasic PHANTOM statement has been added to allow a program to start a phantom process without the small overhead of an EXECUTE.

The SADD(), SCMP(), SDIV(), SMUL() and SSUB() QMBasic functions have been added to perform arithmetic operations on integer numeric strings of any length.

Two new keys have been added to the QMBasic SYSTEM() function. Key 1057 returns the user number of the parent of a phantom process, if it is still running. Key 1058 returns a field mark delimited list of child phantom process user numbers.

A new QMClient dynamic link library, qmclivb.dll (32 and 64 bit), is now provided for Visual Basic .Net applications. Use of this DLL also requires the corresponding qmclilib.dll to be installed. Support for Visual Basic versions 5 and 6 in QMClient (qmclient.dll) has been withdrawn though the old DLL should continue to operate.

QMClient now supports the QMEnterPackage() and QMExitPackage() functions for control of licensed packages.

The QM security system (ADMIN.USER command) now has an option to deny access to the interactive command prompt for specific user names.


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About Ladybridge Systems Ltd

Ladybridge Systems was founded in 1992 by former Prime Computer personnel and is headquartered in Hardingstone, Northampton, England. The primary activity of the company is the OpenQM multivalue database for which Zumasys were appointed as worldwide sales and marketing partner in January 2015. Ladybridge Systems also provide training, consultancy, development, and maintenance services to MultiValue databases in the UK and worldwide. Ladybridge Systems remains a small privately owned company, offering a personal level of service to clients around the world.

For more information, visit http:/​/​www.ladybridge.com

About OpenQM

Effective 1/1/15 Zumasys is the Worldwide Distributor for OpenQM. Users with licenses issued prior to 1/1/15 should visit the Ladybridge website.

OpenQM is a high-performance, self-tuning database with an extremely efficient footprint. At less than half the price of comparable databases, OpenQM comes bundled with AccuTerm and provides incredible value for MultiValue resellers and end users alike. Auto-sizing of database files, object oriented programming, class and exception handling, simplified web development and more can be yours with a move to OpenQM.

Why OpenQM

OpenQM has long sought to revolutionize the MultiValue industry, taking MultiValue to new heights of performance and expectation. OpenQM support and maintenance is now available for the first time directly from Zumasys, one of the largest development and engineering teams in the MultiValue market. With technical support engineers located across the United States and England, you'll always be able to reach someone who knows the importance of keeping your MultiValue application up and running.

Their software developers, technical support engineers, infrastructure experts, and cloud engineers will work with you to support, protect, and modernize your OpenQM database-whether on site or in the cloud. Their cloud platform is optimized for MultiValue database applications using industry-leading technologies from VMware, NetApp, and Cisco, and housed in the world's most secure data center, The SuperNAP, managed by expert engineers who understand your business. They take care of everything including backups, system administration, and monitoring so you can focus resources on your core business while maintaining complete control of your data and applications.

OpenQM In The Cloud

The Zumasys cloud platform has been optimized with Flash memory at multiple tiers to address the disk I/O requirements of OpenQM and other MultiValue databases. If you're interested in leveraging the efficiency, security, and performance of MultiValue in the cloud, Zumasys can help.

Since 2006, Zumasys has provided enterprise-class cloud hosting for Oracle, SQL and Pick MultiValue applications. They have the depth and experience to keep your systems running. Visit www.zumasys.com/cloud for more information on their architecture, monitoring and customer references.

OpenQM At A Glance

OpenQM began in 1993 as an embedded database from Ladybridge Systems. It was released in its own right in mid-2001 on Windows systems and extended to Linux in 2003 and FreeBSD in 2004. In 2015, OpenQM announced a partnership with Zumasys to provide worldwide distribution, to create a comprehensive telephone support/maintenance program and to multi-tenant OpenQM on the Zumasys Cloud. This allows customers to quickly provision OpenQM servers in the cloud and benefit from a convenient, affordable monthly fee for the database, operating system and underlying infrastructure.

Zumasys helps companies of every size transition their infrastructure and applications to the cloud. With Zumasys cloud services, customers can easily access the latest software and hardware technologies over the Web, allowing them to focus on growing their core business instead of managing their IT infrastructures. Zumasys delivers personalized service, integrated disaster recovery and the confidence companies need to outsource the hosting of all their databases including SQL, Oracle and Pick MultiValue systems.

For OpenQM inquiries please visit: http://www.openqm-zumasys.com/ Users with licenses issued before 1/1/15 please visit: www.ladybridge.com

For more information, visit http:/​/​www.openqm.com

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