Solved

Convert Progress 4gl query to MS-SQL query

Posted on 2014-02-05
3
1,346 Views
Last Modified: 2014-02-12
Our progess database has been converted to ms-sql.  I have several queries that were written in progress and I'd like to be able to take my progress query and convert it to the ms-sql equivalent.  

Are there any tools you are aware of that would do this?  Or any helpful articles on moving from progress 'procedural' query language to a result set query language like ms-sql?  Need to learn how to re-write my queries in ms-sql, if I can't convert them.
0
Comment
Question by:maverick0728
3 Comments
 
LVL 59

Accepted Solution

by:
Kevin Cross earned 250 total points
ID: 39835704
Hi.

Here is one paid option that offers a free version you can try out.
http://www.ispirer.com/download/download-sqlways-express

My advice, though, would be to analyze the existing code, documenting the purpose and requirements.  By recreating these within T-SQL, you learn the differences in the platform and can optimize for SQL Server.  It avoids troubleshooting because the tool misunderstands some syntax, or where literal translation works but is not optimal.
0
 
LVL 7

Assisted Solution

by:Lee Ingalls
Lee Ingalls earned 250 total points
ID: 39835726
Long time Progress 4GL admin now exclusively MSSQL.
http://www.ispirer.com/products/progress-to-sql-server-migration

Since your db's are already converted, take a look at...
http://www.ispirer.com/application-conversion/embedded_sql_database_api
0
 

Author Comment

by:maverick0728
ID: 39837114
Any other websites that help you convert your Progress query to the equivalent ms-sql query syntax?
0

Featured Post

Windows Server 2016: All you need to know

Learn about Hyper-V features that increase functionality and usability of Microsoft Windows Server 2016. Also, throughout this eBook, you’ll find some basic PowerShell examples that will help you leverage the scripts in your environments!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

I'm trying, I really am. But I've seen so many wrong approaches involving date(time) boundaries I despair about my inability to explain it. I've seen quite a few recently that define a non-leap year as 364 days, or 366 days and the list goes on. …
This article explains how to reset the password of the sa account on a Microsoft SQL Server.  The steps in this article work in SQL 2005, 2008, 2008 R2, 2012, 2014 and 2016.
Familiarize people with the process of retrieving data from SQL Server using an Access pass-thru query. Microsoft Access is a very powerful client/server development tool. One of the ways that you can retrieve data from a SQL Server is by using a pa…
Viewers will learn how to use the SELECT statement in SQL and will be exposed to the many uses the SELECT statement has.

929 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

17 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now