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Ladybridge Releases 3.4-5 of QM

This release introduces the ability to log every command executed on the system together with its origin. This may be useful for diagnostic purposes but has been added primarily to meet audit rules applicable to some applications.

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Release Date: Friday, April 15, 2016

This release introduces the ability to log every command executed on the system together with its origin. This may be useful for diagnostic purposes but has been added primarily to meet audit rules applicable to some applications.

The DIR.SEL.OMIT.HIDDEN mode of the OPTION command causes select operations against directory files to omit hidden items.

The ED, MODIFY and SED editors now all support automatic sequential record id generation.

The SCAN command provides a simpler and more logical semantics for the DISPLAY mode of the SEARCH command.

The AS clause of the SETPTR command has been extended to allow use of an alternative hold file name.

The SHOW.LIST command displays an active numbered select list, allowing the user to remove items from the list using keystrokes based on those of the SHOW command.

The SP.VIEW command has been extended to allow hold file items to be deleted.

Two new QMBasic functions, BOOL() and NUMERIC() have been added as an efficient way to transform data to Boolean or numeric form. The STR() function with the second set to one or omitted provides the most efficient way to force a value to be stored as a string.

The QMBasic FCONTROL() function has a new mode, FC$CRLF, to allow a program to override the default operating system dependent selection of directory file line terminator.

The QMBasic JBUILD() function has been modified to encode any mark characters in a JSON string element as hex Unicode values. The effect of this is that a JSON string can always be stored as an element of a dynamic array such as a database record.

The QMBasic MATBUILD and MATWRITE statements have been enhanced to return the last used matrix element index via the INMAT() function in a manner similar to MATPARSE and MATREAD.

The QMBasic SET.ESC.MAP.NAME() function can be used to change the ECS character map within an application program.

The sort system now allows data or keys over 32k characters.

The QMClient API has been extended to allow use in multi-threaded applications on all platforms (previously Windows only).

This release introduces the Python wrapper for the QMClient API. See the qmclient.py item in the SYSCOM file for details.

A new tool catalogued as *FIXDIR has been added to provide a simple way to correct the line terminator in a directory file item that has been moved between Windows and Linux in binary mode.


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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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