PowerScript Migrator is a code converter that ports PowerBuilder business logic to C#. 80-95% of non-visual PowerScript and embedded SQL can be ported automatically. No matter you are API-enabling PowerBuilder or migrating to C#, porting (not rewriting) existing code is the fastest and lowest-risk approach.
Fastest Path to C#
Highly-Automated Conversion - 80-95% of business logic, including PowerScript syntaxes, non-visual system functions, embedded SQLs, DataWindow functions, properties and events, and NVOs, can be ported to C#, automatically.
Auto-Importing of References - C# class definitions, namespaces, and using statements are automatically added for you to save time.
Efficient Reporting of Errors - conversion issues that will require remediation are reported as inline comments in the generated C# code, right where you need it.
Lowest Project Risk
Port, Not Rewrite - PowerBuilder business logic is mapped to equivalent functions provided by the open-source .NET DataStore, , and .NET Core frameworks. Mapping to such equivalents essentially reduces project risk from a rewrite to a port.
Partition in C# - intermingled visual and non-visual PowerScript code is converted such that partitioning of business logic can be performed in C#, leaving the source PowerBuilder application intact.
Apply Best Practices - C# programming best practices can be automatically applied, such as converting PowerBuilder structures to C# classes.
Open & Standard Architecture
Open-Source Only - the generated C# code has dependencies only on open-source libraries, specifically the open-source .NET DataStore, SnapObjects, and .NET Core frameworks.
100% Managed Code - only pure C# code is generated so that the .NET Core framework is fully managing the runtime, such as exception handling, managing memory, handling security.
Any C# IDE - you can maintain the generated C# code in any C# IDE, such as Visual Studio or SnapDevelop.
PowerBuilder Migration Capability
The PowerScript migrator automatically converts non-visual PowerBuilder features to equivalents in .NET. When used in conjunction with the open-source .NET DataStore libraries to support more PowerBuilder features in .NET, the percentage of automation typically increases to 80-95%:
System Functions – system functions are mapped to either the .NET framework or open-source .NET DataStore libraries.
SQL Statements – all SQL statements, including embedded SQL and dynamic SQL formats 1-4, are mapped to the open-source SnapObjects ORM C# library.
PowerScript Syntax – PowerScript syntax, including data types, statements, structures, objects, and expressions, are mapped to standard C# data types, statements, structures, expressions.
NVOs – NVOs (.SRU files) are mapped to standard C# Classes.
EAServer NVOs – EAServer NVOs are also automatically converted in the same fashion as PowerBuilder NVOs.
It supports various leading rational database including SQL Server, Oracle, SQL Anywhere, PostgreSQL, MySQL, SQLite.
There is no need to upgrade to a newer version of PowerBuilder. PowerScript Migrator supports automatically migrating PowerBuilder business logic directly from most versions of PowerBuilder:
- Sybase PowerBuilder 8-12.5
- SAP PowerBuilder 12.6
- Appeon PowerBuilder 2017-2019 R2
Ports PowerBuilder business logic to C#, which is the most valuable and complex layer in PowerBuilder applications. It provides a comprehensive suite of tools for automatically converting PowerBuilder to C#, automatically creating REST APIs, rapidly testing and debugging of REST APIs, and rapidly publishing your project.
The PowerScript Migrator is available as a part of either PowerBuilder CloudPro or RapidSharp。