CommonGround Softworks, a company that makes Internet database connectivity products for the Mac, has updated Qilan, its Web-based data server and access environment, to version 2.5. This upgrade enhances functionality, boosts processing speed for repetitive tasks, improves stability, and lays the groundwork for future releases, according to
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For instance, it adds the ability to create data arrays and dictionaries directly on the Web server. After initial data retrieval from a SQL database, following data retrievals can use local arrays and dictionaries. Qilan 2.5 is available for download from the CommonGround Softworks Web site as a free time-limited trial. It’s also free for registered users.
Qilan allows Web sites to communicate with single or multiple “backend” data sources. The Qilan graphic environment builds query and report logic that reside on the Web server. This logic is applied across supported database vendor products. Supported databases include FileMaker Pro, Frontbase, Helix Server, MS SQL Server, Openbase, Informix, and Paradox.