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Advantage Screencasts

Welcome to the Advantage Database Server screencast and online seminar series archive. These screencasts and seminars are designed to guide you through your development process with Advantage.

Screencasts and Online Seminars
In this short demonstration we discuss the Advantage Web Platform and its support for Odata. The demonstration shows how two different native applications can access the same Advantage data.

This demonstration does not go into the details on developing the native applications. For more information on developing applications for the Web Platform visit
Published: Friday, July 13, 2012
The Advantage Web Platform is a web service that allows for client-less data access from any client that can make standard HTTP requests. In this 10 minute screencast we will discuss the various configuration settings for the web platform and demonstrate how to configure data access.

The demonstration also includes a discussion of the two standard data formats that can be retrieved from the web platform.
Published: Friday, July 6, 2012
Advantage version 11 includes many new System Variables and System Procedures which can be used from SQL statements and scripts. The system procedures fall into three categories; functional, metadata and management. In this screencast we demonstrate the use of the new system variables and the new metadata and management system procedures.

The functional system procedures which pertain to replication and online table maintenance have been demonstrated in previous screencasts. The demonstration runs approximately 10.5 minutes.
Published: Friday, June 22, 2012
Need mobile device access to Advantage data?

Find out how the Advantage Web Platform provides client-less access to Advantage data from mobile phones, tablets, or any platform with any development environment. Additionally you will see the new Advantage Web Administrator, which allows you to monitor the server status and make changes to configuration. This utility was built on the Advantage Web Platform allowing for secure administration of Advantage from anywhere.
Published: Wednesday, June 13, 2012
In this short ( ~8.5 minute ) demonstration we cover the many enhancements to replication included with version 11.

We discuss and demonstrate the new system procedures that allow for testing, troubleshooting and modifying replication. We also show how to replicate from version 11 to a version 10 server.
Published: Friday, June 1, 2012