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1 OSMOSiS S.C. Systems Limited

2 What is OSMOSiS ? The OSMOSiS software suite is a complete environment for creating and managing comprehensive and user-friendly applications. OSMOSiS consists of several modules that allow the set-up and management of the entire database environment, to make it database independent. OSMOSiS provides the tools to transfer applications from older and less functional environments to a modern, flexible and user-focused solution. OSMOSiS Modules… OSMOSiS

3 OSMOSiS. Overview of OSMOSiS Modules: OSMOSiS Developer
OSMOSiS Configure OSMOSiS Developer OSMOSiS Application OSMOSiS eFax OSMOSiS Print Manager OSMOSiS Shell OSMOSiS SB/SB+ Conversions OSMOSiS

4 OSMOSiS Configure. This module allows the creation and management of new or existing Projects (or Accounts) including: Individual Environment settings for each Project Remote.cmd files System Pointers Windows Users For example… OSMOSiS

5 OSMOSiS System Admin. The client’s license information, also allows quick and easy relicensing of OSMOSiS. Specific types of routines can be designated to operate in GUI or character modes. OSMOSiS

6 OSMOSiS Environments. Selecting the jBASE icon allows us to configure the jBASE environment to act as defaults for each “system”. Global variable names can be used to speed-up the configuration and aids maintenance later. OSMOSiS

7 OSMOSiS Account Set-up.
When we create a new System, the Project’s environments need to be set up. Standard defaults are used, which can be modified for each System. The System’s remote.cmd item is also created and can be modified as required. OSMOSiS

8 OSMOSiS Personalisation.
OSMOSiS styling allows clients to personalise how the menu structure is presented; font, size, folder style etc.. Form presentation can also be personalised by changing the font, size, colour, shadows etc.. OSMOSiS

9 OSMOSiS Developer. OSMOSiS Developer enables whole applications to be created and managed from both a graphical and character-based environment. Create files, forms, documents, enquiries, file maintenance, automatic file updates, transactional data entry, menu access. Control security access to OSMOSiS. Supervise access to database level. Editors for program source and (restricted access) data files. Let’s see it in action… OSMOSiS

10 The development environment.
OSMOSiS Developer. The development environment. We start with a “clean sheet”. The development type/modules are listed in the left column. System tools, developer tools, editors etc.. The project files; program files, data files, reports, forms, processes etc. are in the top right box. The “properties” for the current development “page” are in the bottom right box. OSMOSiS

11 OSMOSiS Developer. Now we start developing. We can develop many facets of the system simultaneously as you would expect from a visual tool (such as VB). Here we are developing a form. A list of entry-type Fields on the form being edited. Editing Table Details OSMOSiS

12 OSMOSiS Program Editor.
Source code editor, includes compiling and cataloging programs. Integrated manual help for all basic instructions. Colour coding of ease of reading. BASIC instruction set, COMMON area variables and the ASCII table. Syntax help for basic instruction, also shows as balloon help. OSMOSiS

13 OSMOSiS Debugger. The debugger window can be turned on and off by the developer during the debugging phase. This shows green if communication is working correctly and red if it has stalled. Shows the communication between client and server. OSMOSiS

14 OSMOSiS Applications. An OSMOSiS Application can be developed with power, flexibility and “ease-of-use” built-in by the Developer for the User Applications are automatically available in both Graphical and character-based formats and a mixture of both. For example… OSMOSiS

15 OSMOSiS Logon. We log onto an OSMOSiS system. All available systems are listed as icons in the left column. The “logo” on the progress banner is user definable. OSMOSiS

16 OSMOSiS Menus. The menus appear as an Explorer-like system. The menu hierarchy is shown in the left column and the contents of the highlighted menu show on the right. Each menu item can be password and user protected. The help associated with the menu can be optionally shown in the bottom right panel. OSMOSiS

17 OSMOSiS Faves & History.
A history of routines executed with date/time stamps is also stored. A User Favourites menu can be created. A User Favourites menu can also be organised. OSMOSiS

18 OSMOSiS Enquiries. The enquiry function is a window to your database.
Each file can have its own related tables of data for the operator to choose, client bills, orders, history, prices etc.. Each screen type is shown as a tab at the top of the display area. A list of the files available to the function is listed. OSMOSiS

19 OSMOSiS Grid. Data here is shown as a grid and we now have the functionality available to sort by one or more columns, group by one or more columns, filter the data in the grid and export it, print it or transmit it. All manipulation of data is achieved on the client system and does not require communication with the server. Grouped and sorted by “Lst purch…” and “P’Orders” The data has now been filtered with “In-Stock > 0” AND “Lst purch = 05/12/00” OSMOSiS

20 OSMOSiS Grid. Grid exported to Excel Grid exported to XML
Grid exported to Preview prior to Printing OSMOSiS

21 OSMOSiS Data Entry. The run-time data entry screen can be developed with many different types of fields for ease and speed of entry. Selections from lists, whether it is a list of values or a list from a file, can be drop-down lists. Date fields automatically provide a calendar to choose from if required. Yes/No options are shown as “tick boxes”. A selection of values can be a group of radio buttons or can be drop-down lists. Any field that is linked to keys in another file can be “searched”. The key field search allows the operator to traverse the list forwards and backwards for real-time maintenance. OSMOSiS

22 OSMOSiS Reporting. The reporting run-time wizard allows access to the preset Query Language parameters. Field names to be listed. The fields to sort by. The selection criteria. And when you finish… OSMOSiS

23 OSMOSiS Reporting. Having finished the Query Language wizard we can now choose where and how we want to present the report. The preview option will show the data in a grid, as we have seen in the enquiry facility. We have the same run-time functionality of multi-column sorts, filtering, grouping and printing from this grid – without recourse to the server. OSMOSiS

24 OSMOSiS eFax. The eFax suite allows Fax, and Short Message System (SMS) to be managed. These features are automatically available methods of transmitting data from within the OSMOSiS run-time modules. Send reports and documents, automatically from the application or make direct communications with simple User interfaces. For example… OSMOSiS

25 OSMOSiS eFax. OSMOSiS eFax continually monitors An “inbox” directory for items to send by fax, or SMS. eFax consolidates all items to the same “address” into one transmission. Once the item is sent successfully, it is filed in the “receiver’s” outbox, for ease of looking up. OSMOSiS

26 OSMOSiS Print Manager. The Print Manager allows the creation, deletion and manipulation of printers to be used with OSMOSiS. Spooler queue items can be paused, deleted and moved from one printer to another. For example… OSMOSiS

27 OSMOSiS Print Manager. The printers that are attached to OSMOSiS are listed as icons in the left margin. The spooler entries for the selected printer appear in this table. We can manipulate the queue by stopping, deleting and even transferring prints from one printer to another. OSMOSiS

28 OSMOSiS Character. Character based applications are created simultaneously while developing in GUI mode and visa versa. For example the menu system here shows the hierarchy as “tables” of options, each menu selected spawns a new table. OSMOSiS Shell allows multiple sessions as separate windows within an MDI form. OSMOSiS

29 OSMOSiS DB Converter. We have shown you what can be achieve with OSMOSiS. Now! We can take your database application and move it into the OSMOSiS environment, so that you can take advantage of its development and run-time functionality. We can create OSMOSiS Applications by automatically converting System Builder and SB+ systems – with all their files, processes, program source, forms, documents, reports, file updates, transactions and menus. For example… OSMOSiS

30 OSMOSiS Conversion. The conversion routine moves every facet of the original DB application into OSMOSiS: Menus, Files, Dictionaries, Forms (for Display and Print), Query Language Reports, File Updates, Transaction Processes, Other Processes and all Program Source Code. SB+ Conversion to OSMOSiS OSMOSiS

31 OSMOSiS SC Systems We take every database design element from the SB+ system and convert them into OSMOSiS formats and record them into the OSMOSiS file structure. The File’s Dictionary area is “clean”, it only contains the OE items for Query language reporting and data selection. SCREEN items are stored in a file _DISPLAYS,filename. FORMS are stored in a file _PRINTS,filename. UPDATES are stored in a file _UPDATES,filename. Query reports are stored in a file _ACCESS,filename. And so on… OSMOSiS

32 The Conversion Results
The aim of the OSMOSiS conversion is to achieve as close to 100% conversion as possible. The most important parts of the original software are retained and can be maintained using the same syntax as the original database. For example SB+ processes, conversion, correlative, default and validation statements are transferred in their original syntax and can continue to be developed in this way – OSMOSiS will convert this at run-time. SB+ Paragraphs are converted to Basic Subroutines. This minimises the amount of retraining that is required for developers. OSMOSiS

33 OSMOSiS Paragraph Editor.
Source code colour enhanced paragraph editor, converts to Basic Code, Compiles and Catalogs. Original SB+ Paragraph now editable in OSMOSiS. Converted to DataBasic code. OSMOSiS

34 Behind OSMOSiS. OSMOSiS is an application developer and run-time engine. It currently uses a Multi-value database to interface to the raw data. The “backend” to OSMOSiS can be any one of the following, with others planned to come on stream in the future: jBASE UniVerse D3 Let’s a look at a diagram explaining… OSMOSiS

35 Behind OSMOSiS. SC Systems OSMOSiS
The Developer and Run-time Components of OSMOSiS operate with jBASE, D3 or UniVerse as the backend database environment. Others are planned to come on-stream in the future. The design components are available in both GUI and character modes. The run-time components designed in OSMOSiS automatically operate in GUI and character; and a combination, if required. OSMOSiS

36 Future Developments. Integration in the Microsoft Visual Studio.NET environment Project Release/Version Control New Form Objects - Pictures, Side Bar, Buttons, Document Scan Full Drag and Drop between elements within OSMOSiS Developer Default/Validation/Conversion/Correlative Wizards More Wizards in Developer History & Favourites in Developer Environment Creation of PDF forms from run-time report/form/grid printing OSMOSiS

37 Our Philosophy. We want to make OSMOSiS the “best in class”.
We will only achieve this by listening to both VARs and End-Users. So your views and requirements will help us to move OSMOSiS forward. We will be flexible in our approach. We will build on the foundations we have laid. OSMOSiS

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