DataWindow user operation differences

User interface differences

  • In some cases, text in the DataWindow will appear truncated or UI elements may not be fully visible in the Window. This is because the PowerBuilder units used to size the UI of the application, such as the DataWindow rows and columns, the Window object, etc, cannot be converted to the Web perfectly.

  • The number of data records displayed per page in deployed DataWindows may be different from that in PowerBuilder.

DataWindow modify/update

  • When you click a date field in a DataWindow, the format of the date is changed to format yyyy-mm-dd, regardless of what the original display format is.

  • If a cell in a DataWindow contains a value that is composed of only spaces and no other characters, the update to the database will fail (the value is updated to the database as an empty string rather than blank spaces). The retrieving functionality still works correctly and is not affected. Workaround: If a cell must be empty, make sure its value is an empty string, not a string composed of only one or more spaces. This issue affects SAP ASE, Oracle, and Microsoft SQL Server. It does not affect SAP SQL Anywhere.

  • In PowerBuilder, if the user drags the scroll bar while a DataWindow field is being edited, AcceptText will not be executed for the field. In a Web DataWindow, AcceptText is executed for the field.

More behavioral differences

  • Motion effect of GIF files is unsupported.