Oracle 12 Compatibility

Oracle 12 has some changes in it that doesn't allow for older versions of Suprtool to connect to databases using the Oracle 12 client. Suprtool 5.7 Build 6 and higher now properly connects to Oracle databases using the Oracle 12 client.

This impacts Itanium and Open versions of Suprtool.


Obfuscating Test Data (Follow-up)

In 2014, Robelle support was asked for a method to Obfiscate or make unreadable some test data. We came up with a method and documented it in this HowDoI article.

Taking this article and the need for many of our customers needing to do this, we enhanced Suprtool to have a function that would translate characters in such a way as to make such fields as the Company Name, First/Last name of people etc to be unreadable in a quick and easy manner. This is intended for when you make copies of test data and want to make some of these fields unreadable.

So instead of using the Table and having define each field, you can now do the following:

BASE macord.macsdata.test,1,DOALL
GET customers
EXTRACT name=$translate(name)


Suprtool 5.7 Available

Suprtool 5.7 is available as the production release, you can read about the various enhancements and bug fixes in the various change notices.


Suprtool $-Function Definitions
We've grown the list of Suprtool if and extract functions so much over the years we are adding the Suprtool Funtions List and Examples to the manual for Suprtool 5.7. Follow the link for the first stab at documenting and providing examples of the various functions inside Suprtool.


June 2014 Newsletter
Read the latest newsletter for June 2014


Obfuscating Test Data
New HowDoI Article on Obfuscation Test Data in byte Containers.


Normalizing Data
New HowDoI Article on Normalizing Phone numbers in byte Containers.


Qedit for Windows 6.0 Available
Read What's New in Qedit for Windows 6.0 which is available for download and has been available for sometime. Lot's of key bug fixes.


The Emulator Chronicles
Read about our initial experiences with the Freeware edition of the Charon HP/3000 emulator and the meeting at the Computer History Museum put on by Stromasys.


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