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PowerBuilder support

Updated on October 19, 2022

Pega Robotic Automation includes support for the PowerBuilder DataWindow control, which Robot Studio interrogates as a DataGrid control.

A DataWindow control is a grid-like control that looks like a form. It has various controls, such as text fields, buttons, radio buttons, and so on, that do not have to be positioned next to each other on a horizontal dimension and can repeat vertically an indefinite number of times. Accordingly, a DataGrid in PowerBuilder must always have at least one row (starting with row number 1).

The following files are deployed:

  • OpenSpan.Translators.PowerBuilder.dll
  • OpenSpan.Adapters.PowerBuilder.dll

Pega Robotic Automation supports DataWindow versions 6.0 through 2017 and all common DataGrid properties and methods, such as Name, GetCellValue, SetCellValue, and so on. Events are supported only for versions that display under the Events support column in the following table:

PowerBuilder versionModule watchedEvents supportNotes
6.0pbdwe60.dllnonenot applicable
7.0pbdwe70.dll7.0.0.5031Supported events: CellValueChanged
8.0pbdwe80.dllnonenot applicable
9.0pbdwe90.dllnonenot applicable
10.0pbdwe100.dll10.0.0.4510Supported events: CellValueChanged
10.2pbdwe100.dll10.2.1.9731Supported events: CellValueChanged
10.5pbdwe105.dll10.5.0.4500 events: CellValueChanged
11.0pbdwe110.dll11.0.0.6525Supported events: CellValueChanged
11.5pwdwe115.dll11.5.1.4608Supported events: CellValueChanged
12.0pwdwe120.dll12.0.0.5530Supported events: CellValueChanged
2017 *pbdwe170.dll17.0.0.1666Supported events: CellValueChanged

* PowerBuilder changed their versioning to reflect the year. Robotic Automation Studio support for PowerBuilder 2017 is the same as for PowerBuilder 12.

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