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1 © 2012 Entrinsik, Inc. UniData to SQL Conversion Don’t lose your Informer investment… PRESENTER: Tim Nicholson | Director of Customer Services, Entrinsik| March 6, 2012

2 © 2012 Entrinsik, Inc. Problem Datatel clients are migrating from UniData to SQL Large investment in Informer reports Unidata is to SQL what oil is to water – Different structure – Different query language

3 © 2012 Entrinsik, Inc. Solution Write a tool that migrates as much of the mapping and report metadata as possible.

4 © 2012 Entrinsik, Inc. Challenges Multivalues Computed Columns / I-Descriptors

5 © 2012 Entrinsik, Inc. Multivalues PERSON UniData @ID FIRST.NAME LAST.NAME PERSON SQL PERSON_ID FIRST_NAME LAST_NAME PERSON_LS PERSON_ID POS WHERE_USED PEOPLE_EMAIL PERSON_ID POS PERSON_EMAIL_ADDRESSES PERSON_EMAIL_TYPES WHERE.USED PERSON.EMAIL.ADDRESSES PERSON.EMAIL.TYPES

6 © 2012 Entrinsik, Inc. Computed Columns/I-Descriptors Become T-SQL functions Not associated with a table Take primary key as parameter Once mapped, treat like any other property Available in 4.3 Can use in SQL Block (4.2.8) as well

7 © 2012 Entrinsik, Inc. Limitations Cannot convert – TCL/ECL – Select/Returning – Remote links

8 © 2012 Entrinsik, Inc. Informer on SQL So what’s different? – Links Any common value – Criteria Types Simple, compound, Where clause – No Savelist – No Normalization

9 © 2012 Entrinsik, Inc. Informer on SQL So what’s different? – Data is normalized

10 © 2012 Entrinsik, Inc. Thank you! Any questions?


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