Visual Expert Update List

Introducing Code Comparison

  • Save “snapshots” of your code on a regular basis, and compare them anytime.
  • Run Comparison across both PowerBuilder and Database Code
  • Explore differences in a container hierarchy. Drill down to find relevant changes.
  • Filter changes for a given PBL, object, object type.
  • And more...

    Code Comparison

CRUD Matrix

CRUD Matrix shows which process or component is accessing your data.
This feature scans all your Datawindows, PowerScript, Stored Procedures, views, etc.

CRUD Matrix
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New Code Analyzer for SQL Server

  • Analyze T-SQL Code and SQL Server Schema: procedures, triggers, tables, views...
  • Combine SQL Server and PB code Analysis to cover the entire application.
  • Review and maintain dependencies between Client and Server Code.
  • Navigate seamlessly between each language,
    for instance when a PB Script is referencing a SQL Server Procedure
New Parser for SQL Server

Other features

Ribbon Menu
  • Renovated Interface with Ribbon Menu and additional features
  • New version of the Oracle and PL/SQL Code Analyzer
  • New Doc Generator, supporting much larger sets of code.
  • New feature to generate partial documentation, for instance on a given PBL, or a selection of objects.
  • New Database section in the PB documentation, listing tables, columns and procedures used by the PB code,
  • New macros for improving performances. For instance for detecting missing indexes degrading response times.


New Features Visual Expert for Oracle

  • Treeview: SQL Performances - Columns with missing Index
  • Treeview: Code Review - Calculating the number of Lines of PL/SQL Code
  • Treeview: Code Review - Counting PL/SQL Items by type
  • Treeview: SQL Performances - Tables with missing Primary Key
  • Treeview: SQL Performances - Unused Indexes
  • Treeview: Code Review - Find Uncommented PL/SQL scripts
  • Treeview: Code Review - Large PL/SQL scripts
  • Treeview: Code Review - Find empty PL/SQL functions/procedures
  • Treeview: Code Review - Find duplicated functions/procedures

New Features Visual Expert for PowerBuilder


  • Treeview feature/PB: Finding "Unused" items now extended to PBL Root and PB Application level
  • Treeview feature/PB: "Overrides" (methods replacing ancestor scripts) now extended to PBLs and Application level
  • Impact Analysis now indicates the type of access to tables & columns (Select/Insert/Update/Delete)
  • VE GUI: New indicator on tables & columns (red spot) when their declaration is included in the project
  • VE GUI: Selecting a table or column in the treeview now highlights their declaration in the code

Upcoming Features

  • Document Generation: New Template added - Code Review for PowerBuilder
  • Document Generation: New "Database" Section with Tables, Columns, Views and Synonyms


New Features

  • Treeview feature/PB: List Computed Fields of selected Datawindows
  • Treeview feature/PB: PBL level dependencies (External References / PBL dependencies)
  • Treeview feature/PB: Large PBLs (Code Review)
  • Treeview feature/PB: Find all the Dll functions declared in a PowerBuilder application
  • Source Code Documentation: Home page, objects lists, new sections and hyperlinks added
  • VE GUI: Macro parameters can be saved and applied automatically next time
  • VE Project management: Review the history of code analyses
  • VE Project management: Delete past code analyses to free up disk space
  • VE Project management: Access Control features, secure VE projects shared between teammates
  • New Macros: Empty Methods
  • New Macros: Object Metrics
  • New Macros: Functions Metrics Summary
  • New Macros: Retrieve SQL
  • New Macro - DW Exploration - Retrieve Arguments (5.7), Controls containing (5.7) Compute Fields