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ViaDuct Terminal Emulator 5.2D

ViaDuct Fx - the industry leading Terminal Emulation and Multivalue Connectivity Tool.

ViaDuct Fx 5.2d is terminal emulation and connectivity software allowing you to integrate your host data and applications with your PC Windows desktop.

Provides over 40 terminal emulations, powerful file transfer capabilities, a Data-Basic Control Language for automating procedures, intuitive Windows-based Copy and Paste functions and DDE (Dynamic Data Exchange) linking.

A wide range of features designed to increase productivity - every feature was created to work with your existing 'Pick' applications, ensuring that all of your programs will work just like they have in the past. A vast array of terminal emulations is provided with ViaDuct for Windows, all of which offer colour capabilities, virtual windowing, and support for graphics applications.

Features include:

  • Terminal Emulation

    Choose from over 40 terminal emulations, which offer colour capabilities, virtual windowing and graphic file support. You can even create your own custom terminal type.

  • Active Screen Technology

    The ViaDuct Fx host screen, by default, can identify a user's mouse clicks, and act on them appropriately. Click on a menu number, and that response will be sent to the waiting host program. Click on a web address, and your web browser will be opened to that site. In addition, Active Screen Technology is completely programmable from within the MultiValue environment, allowing developers to include "hot spots" that activate other Windows programs, send specific instructions to the host environment, or run any of ViaDucts control language functions. Once the Active Screen definitions have been sent to ViaDuct, they can be programmatically saved and recalled during another ViaDuct Fx session, or used across your ViaDuct Fx network.

  • TCL Wizard

    The TCL Wizard is designed to provide easier data access, and point-and-click Windows integration with your multivalue data. Answer a few, non-technical questions, and the TCL Wizard will display and print reports, transfer data, or build graphs and charts. Your queries can be saved and re-executed, or modified, at any time. The full power of your MultiValue hosts inquiry language is available through the TCL Wizard, but its questions are so carefully tailored, and clearly explained, that even a novice user can quickly produce results.

  • File Transfer

    Transfer data from your existing database into DBF, WKS, XLS, and other popular PC file formats. Also transfer data host-to-host or PC-to-PC. MVExplorer now makes file transfer even easier.

  • Windows 7 & Vista Compatible

    Runs on Windows including older versions: Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows NT, Windows 2000 and XP.

  • Improved Performance

    Systems resource requirements are greatly reduced. This allows you to run ViaDuct Fx and other applications with no impact on work station performance. Already providing the fastest host to PC file transfer available, ViaDuct Fx improves PC to Host file transfer speeds by a factor of up to 10.

  • MVExplorer (Drag & Drop Files)

    ViaDuct Fx's Windows Explorer-like interface allows users to drag and drop files and items from a MultiValue account into the Windows environment. Menus allow the creation of files and items on the host system, the manipulation of host system items and files, and, using ViaDuct Fx's file transfer mechanism, the movement of files between the host system and PC, while converting the data into friendly formats for target applications on the PC.

  • MVEdit

    ViaDuct Fx includes MVEdit, a Windows editor for host items, including normal data items, dictionary definitions and MultiValued items. Its MultiValue-aware grid lets the user visually display and edit common MultiValue items. MVEdit also assists in the development of Data/Basic pro-grams with its syntax completion feature.

  • Control Language

    Automate any combination of ViaDuct Fx functions, such as graphic display and mouse support, with your existing applications.

  • Copy & Paste

    Easily copy and paste text between host screen and Windows applications using the Windows Clipboard.

  • Connectivity

    Supports TCP/IP, Serial, and PicLan connectivity for all popular network configurations.

  • DDE Linking

    Create "live" DDE (Dynamic Data Exchange) links between your database and DDE-capable Windows applications.

  • FTP Support

    A blazingly fast, industry-standard communication method, FTP is used to transfer data to and from Unix or Windows/NT hosts.

  • New User Interface

    The interface now includes a convenient toolbar which offers one button access to commonly used functions such as file transfer, Connection Wizard, MVExplorer, Capture, and more.

  • Visual Data/Basic & Auto GUI

    ViaDuct's Visual Data/Basic programming language has been a successful tool for countless developers, but ViaDuct Fx makes using it even simpler. Use the AutoGUI Graphical Wizard to convert Data/Basic programs into simple Visual Data/Basic programs. Or, for finer control of your user interface, run the AutoGUI converter in "Interactive" mode, and generate a custom graphical program from your existing Data/Basic routines.

  • Enhanced MVExplorer & MVEdit

    The industry's premier Windows support tools have gotten even more powerful! mvExplorer now allows you to search through your data files for desired search strings, just like the regular Windows Explorer "Find" mechanism. mvEdit now supports context-sensitive help for the documents you're editing, so you can press the help key during program development for on-line syntax information on ViaDuct's control language and Visual Data/Basic extensions.

ViaDuct FX FAQ's - Frequently Asked Questions

Which databases are supported by ViaDuct Fx?

  • ADDS (MOE)
  • ADDS (NATIVE)
  • ADDS (MENTOR PRO)
  • ALTOS
  • AMS PICK 64+
  • C.ITOH
  • jBase
  • PICK AP (NATIVE/PRO)
  • PICK AP (UNIX)
  • PICK D3 (UNIX/NT)
  • PI/OPEN
  • REALITY/X (4.0+)
  • SANYO ICON
  • SEQUOIA 2.0
  • SEQUOIA PRO
  • UNIDATA (UNIX/NT)
  • UNIVERSE (UNIX/NT)
  • UNIVISION
  • GA mvBASE
  • GA mvENTERPRISE
  • GA mvPRO
  • GA MENTOR PRO
  • GA R91

Q: I am trying to connect to my database using a network connection, but I keep getting an error message stating: "Cannot connect to socket x.x.x.x [getservbyname] No record of name." How can I connect?

A: ViaDuct uses the Windows 'getservbyname' function which is not resolving the service name from the services file, this is a Windows XP problem. As a workaround enter ":23" for the port number in the communications setup. E.g., socket "127.0.0.1:23".

Q: I am using ViaDuct fx 5.0 or 5.0a with a serial connection to my database. After connecting I keep locking up, and nothing is working right. What do I do?

A: ViaDuct 5.0 (fx) users with serial connections and certain terminal types (notably Viewpoint) may experience "lock ups" if they choose xon/xoff flow control. The possible solutions include:

  • disabling flow control;
  • changing flow control to hardware rather than xon/xoff;
  • changing terminal types (to Wyse/Addsvp, or Wyse 50, or one of the VT emulations) if possible

The upgrade ViaDuct fx 5.2a will resolve this.

Q: I am trying to connect to my UniVerse (or UniData) database, but I keep getting an error message stating: tnet.exe Exception: access violation. How can I connect?

A: Certain versions of UniData and UniVerse on Windows platforms generate an error (with TNET.EXE) when ViaDuct -fx- attempts to connect to the system. This appears to be related to a conflict between versions of the U2 enterprise licensing DLL. Solution: rename the u2licn.dll located in the ViaDuct -fx- installation directory to "u2licn.sav", and reboot the PC. ViaDuct -fx- should now connect without generating this error.

Q: If I get up and leave my ViaDuct session running when I come back there is an error message on my screen telling me that I lost my connection and I will have to select reset to re-connect. How can I keep my connection alive?

A: ViaDuct fx allows you to set up your connection to the host so that ViaDuct will keep the connection alive even if the MultiValue host has a timeout set to disconnect idle connections (note this does not refer to the "auto-logoff" feature on some multivalue hosts; rather, it is a host tcp/ip setting). Under menu item Setup: Communications, in the Special setup box, insert the "keep-alive" code "@x" after the Socket and IP address (or host name). For the x substitute a number (like 7) which would mean that every 7 minutes ViaDuct will check the connection and "keep it alive". For example, you might therefore change an entry in the Special setup box that currently reads "SOCKET 192.168.0.100" to "SOCKET 192.168.0.100 @10" to issue a "keep alive" every 10 minutes.

Q: I have installed ViaDuct fx using the network installation choice. But now when I go to the file folder that ViaDuct is installed in on my server I can't find the file wssetup.exe to do my workstation installation. How do I install a ViaDuct workstation?

A: The file wssetup.exe was the name of the workstation setup file for older versions of ViaDuct. In the new fx version of ViaDuct the name of the file to setup a workstation is setup.exe.

Q: I have an older version of ViaDuct, will ViaDuct fx damage the previous installation?

A: The answer depends on how old the version is that is installed. If the version number is less than 4.0 you should have no difficulties running both versions at the same time. If the version number is 4.0 or higher ViaDuct may detect your previous installation information, and set the default installation directory to that same directory . (c:\viadct32) If you wish to use both your previous ViaDuct, and ViaDuct fx, at the same time, it is recommended that ViaDuct fx is installed in a different directory.

Q: Will ViaDuct fx work with Windows 7, Vista and XP?

A: ViaDuct fx 5.2a works on the above as well as previous Windows versions.

Q: After installing ViaDuct and running it for the first time I get a "-9" or" -9a" error, what does this mean?

A: This error normally indicates that ViaDuct has been installed as the wrong type. (Professional, Network, Standard) Compare the information in the ViaDuct "Registration Manager" with the information provided on the pink sheet of paper that came with the cd. If ViaDuct was installed as the wrong type, simply un-install ViaDuct and then reinstall it selecting the correct type.

Q: After installing ViaDuct and running it for the first time I get a "Runtime Error -6" or "Runtime Error -5"

A: This error is cause by virus protection running during the installation of ViaDuct. Un-install ViaDuct, reboot the machine, turn off virus protection, install ViaDuct, reboot, and turn virus protection on. This normally happens with McCaffee Virus Scan.

Q: When setting up my serial connection to the host, the comm port that is connected to my host is greyed out in the "Connection" box. How do I change this?

A: This problem can be caused by a number of things. One of the easiest methods to resolve the issue is by using a paperclip test. This issue can involve conflicts between devices in Windows or a device that has the port already in use. If the comm port has a TAPI modem connected to it, you may be able to "share" the port with another application if you choose a "MODEM"-type connection.

Q: When I click the setup icon on the ViaDuct CD or from run setup from a "Run" prompt, I get an error stating that the "_setup.dll" or "_inst32" file cannot be found.

A: This error occurs very infrequently and is due to an incompatibility between the latest version of InstallShield and some cd rom drives. At this time there is no patch available. The workarounds are as follows:

  • If on a network, share the cd drive of another computer and install it over the network.
  • If on a network, copy the contents of the cd to the computer with the conflicting CD drive.
  • Internet access available, download the evaluation copy of ViaDuct from our website and use the serial number and registration number that you were sent with your copy of ViaDuct.
  • No network or internet access, copy the ViaDuct program to a larger capacity media and install it from the other media.

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