Sep/Oct 2019

Business Tech: Building MultiValue Programmers - Part I

We hear it all the time: I can't find MV programmers. As someone who has trained a lot of programmers over the years, I assure you that there are qualified people out there. And. If you need more, it isn't that hard to create them. One of the reasons MultiValue survives is because people with a technical or business background can learn it quickly. A good, solid set of lessons can go a long way. Here's the first one.

Making NACHAs: Part I

Electronic Funds Transfer is a broad term for a critical process designed to move money in a controlled, well-documented manner. Core to this mission is the NACHA file format. Like EDI, this format was created as a simple, precise, and exact method. Like EDI, everyone has elected to implement it a little differently. This series will help you understand how to dance the NACHA cha-cha.

Basic MV Reports - A New Way to Handle U2 Reporting

As the "islands of information" model of business continues to implode, we are more and more tasked with developing methods for sending and receiving data. Sometimes, the modern answers can be found with old friends. Farley Welch makes the case for using the dBASE data model as a twenty-first century transport for your MultiValue data.

The Rosetta Stone Project

The OCONV is an amazing conversion tool. Imagine if you could pack it up and take it with you outside the MultiValue world? Aaron Young, Dick Thiot, and I decided to do just that. In this series, we'll show you code in several other languages that does parts of what OCONV does. Use it to teach yourself other languages or use it to bring the best of MV to all your projects.

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