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    Default Dataflex 3.2 on x64 platform?

    What are the limitations of running a Dataflex 3.2 application on a Windows x64 platform.

    We have a client that wants to move to Windows 7 x64 clients. They are running a Dataflex 2.3b application that we will be converting to Dataflex 3.2, all connected to an embedded database to start.

    The question is, can we run 3.2 on x64? It seems that Dataflex 3.2 will only compile within a 32 bit environment (short of running a DOSBox type emulator), and DFRUN is a no-go on native x64, but DFRUNCON of a properly compiled 3.2 app seems to run OK.

    We could run a MS 2008 Server x32 VM and plop the application in there with Win7/8 x64 clients running RDP, but we have other clients that will be running into this same issue that don't have the same sophisticated server support options.

    Clarifications please.

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    Default Re: Dataflex 3.2 on x64 platform?

    Hi Rich,

    you are correct on all counts. All of the executables (.EXE files), such as the compiler, will not run under 64 bit, with the exception of DFRunCon, which is a Windows Console Mode application. The last fully supported operating system for character-mode DataFlex 3.2 is Windows XP (see our Supported Products List).

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    Default Re: Dataflex 3.2 on x64 platform?

    Thanks Dennis!

    So my question to the dfCloud is, are folks out there running DF3.2 char mode production applications on Win7/8 x64 clients using DFRUNCON, and doing so in a stable fashion? Any gotchas I should know about?

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    Default Re: Dataflex 3.2 on x64 platform?

    Yes. I support sites that run a combination of VDF apps and DF 3.1d CM apps on Win 7/8 64 bit clients and servers and have been doing so since Microsoft introduced 64 bit OS. I know other sites that are as well.
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    Default Re: Dataflex 3.2 on x64 platform?

    It works, but the tools don't (dfCOmp, dfMaint, dfQuery etc.) you'll need a 32 bit VM for those. other than that it's fine.

    (oh and Win 7 does not allow you to write to c:\ so all that old 2.3 code that writes temp files & logs to c:\ will just fail.) Network printing can be done, but allow a day or so to sort out all the non-standard bits.. )
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    Default Re: Dataflex 3.2 on x64 platform?

    Thanks everyone!

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    Default Re: Dataflex 3.2 on x64 platform?

    a futher question I'm trying to export data I have a copy of dfquery but I don't know the syntax for dfquery 2.3?
    anyone?

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    Default Re: Dataflex 3.2 on x64 platform?

    don't bother with the cm tools to do an export.

    Install 19.1 COPY the data to the 19.1 workspace and have at it. You can use dbExplorer in 19.1 to export the data, or you can write code to do it, or you can install Dataflex Reports and use that to just build the reports you need.

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