Schultz’s PowerBuilder Notes


Over the years of being a PowerBuilder developer, I have recorded many things I have learned and I may need to refer to in the future. Some of these discoveries date back to PowerBuilder 4 and may not be relavent with the later versions of PB

I am still in the process of transferring all my notes. (Hey,  I have other things to do)

Hope you find this helpful.



  1. I still am using Powerbuilder 7. I bought powerbuilder 11 about 6 months ago and I have not even installed it as yet.

    I am basically afraid to make the move. There is so much that I do not know.

    I am always looking for new information to improve my skills I am sure I will find your tips very useful.

    If you have any advise for me then please feel free to send me an email I will appreciate it very much.


    Comment by krishna Narine | June 3, 2008 | Reply

    • We have a customer who have among 40 legacy systems in PowerBuilder 7 and using Oracle8i, release

      Now their database’s team want to upgrade their database to the version of Oracle, but before this we need to know if the version 7 of PowerBuilder can work with Oracle
      You know if is it possible?

      Comment by Leandro Pereira | March 18, 2010 | Reply

      • We are running PB 7.0.3 against Oracle 10 just fine and we have upgraded from Oracle 7 and 8 just fine also.

        Comment by Ken Brauer | June 21, 2010

  2. hi, regards

    Comment by zulmach | July 24, 2008 | Reply

  3. Hi there
    Your site is great!! But now I have a question for which I couldn’t find an answer yet:
    Is it possible to change the font color of a dropdown-datawindow by script? I tried the “modify” statement after putting the dddw into a datawindowchild variable. Unfortunately nothing worked so far… Do you have an idea?
    Thank you so much

    Comment by Thomas | June 29, 2009 | Reply

  4. Hi there, nice to found this site.

    Since I have similar blog about Powerbuilder, is there any chance to make link exchange between your blog and my blog at ?

    Best regards

    Comment by Sambal Terasi | November 1, 2010 | Reply

  5. Thank you for putting this resource out – lot of great stuff here!!

    Comment by Len | March 25, 2011 | Reply

  6. Hi I’m Andi from Indonesia
    I’m a Powerbuilder Developer in my company.
    Your site is really awesome, it help me a lot in figuring out many things that I need to do in PB.
    Thank you and, keep posting.. :)

    Comment by Andi | November 9, 2012 | Reply

    • I like your wordpress , you’re the best for me ,, :)

      Comment by Rooney | May 20, 2013 | Reply

  7. In dw I have a column that has a vertical scroll bar, edit style = Edit. How can I
    scroll the text in this column when the user scrolls with the mouse
    wheel while the focus is in this column? In PB5 it worked, in PB7 and higher not… (it works only in PB12 with edit style RichText, but I want Edit)…
    Tkanks for reply.

    Comment by Pavel Kral | September 19, 2013 | Reply

  8. First hoping to get some answers or direction where can get the answer and thought would try here since reading seems to be a good source of information . Tried opening a ticket or incident with with no luck. We are looking at upgrading fro Powerbuilder 11.0 to powerbuilder 12.5 and also EASERVER 5.0 to EASERVER 6.3. Been tring to get the following questions answered.

    1)If upgrade from EASERVER 5.0 to 6.3 will PB9,PB10and PB11 report PBD’s work fine with no migrating of the current PBL files.

    2)If upgrade from EASERVER 5.0 to 6.3 will all packages need to be updated or will they work fine upgrading to EASERVER 6.3. Will any updates or programing need to be done.

    3)What DLL files or can you send me a list of the DLL files I need to upload to the EASERVER for PowerBuilder 12.5 client to work on the EASERVER 6.3.

    Comment by Dave G. | September 11, 2014 | Reply

    • How do I see the new comments

      Dave Giroski
      Deployment Engineer, DECC ADO
      Office: 410-872-7795 Cell: 240-626-6016

      Comment by Giroski, David | September 15, 2014 | Reply

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