Linoma Software is proud to announce an extensive new plug-in for IBM's WebSphere Development Studio Client (WDSC). The WDSC plug-in allows developers to take advantage of the many data, object and report management tools from Linoma's award-winning Surveyor/400 product. Most of these tools can be accessed directly within the WDSC Remote System Explorer through simple right-click menu options.
The Surveyor/400 Database File Editor has gained respect as one of the most powerful database tools for the iSeries platform. From within the WDSC Remote System Explorer, a developer can quickly launch the Surveyor/400 Database File Editor for a physical or logical file/member. The Database File Editor allows a user to quickly find, view, add, change and delete database records using an intuitive spreadsheet-like interface. Record key positioning is supported, as well as the ability to create a filter for focusing on a specific group of records.
The Database File Editor also includes tools for performing mass updates and deletes, reactivating deleted records, displaying database relations, creating custom reports and downloading data into a variety of popular PC formats. Detailed audit logs can be created for any database record additions, changes and deletions made within the Database File Editor.
The WDSC plug-in provides a comprehensive SQL editor for entering, running and testing SQL statements for the DB2/400 database system. An intuitive SQL Wizard is provided to allow a developer to quickly create a variety of SQL statements. SQL result sets can then be viewed, printed and/or downloaded into a variety of PC formats, including Excel. Multiple SQL statements can be entered as a script and saved for later use.
An additional key feature provided by the WDSC plug-in is the Surveyor/400 Object Properties screen, which shows every detail about an object through intuitive multi-tabbed panels. Launched from within the WDSC Remote System Explorer, a developer can view the object's description, creation date, change date, last used date, size, authority, locks and much more. For database files, a developer can view field layouts, database relations and member information.
A powerful Spooled File Manager is included with the WDSC plug-in that allows a developer to quickly find, display and download spooled files into PDF or text format files. The Spooled File Manager includes features for moving, deleting and releasing spooled files quickly.
A variety of additional development tools have been provided through the WDSC plug-in, including a tool for downloading database records into a variety of PC formats, one to reverse engineer database files into their corresponding DDS or DDL source code and another to prompt and run iSeries commands.The new version of Surveyor/400 also added the ability to transfer save files via FTP to and from the workstation.
Today, literally thousands of iSeries developers and end-users enjoy Surveyor/400's productivity gains on a daily basis. The new plug-in from Linoma extends that productivity into the WDSC environment. A free fully functional trial of Surveyor/400 (which includes the WDSC plug-in) can be downloaded from Linoma Software's web site at www.linomasoftware.com. For more information, contact Linoma Software at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-800-949-4696 or (402) 334-7513.