Yes, you can directly migrate to PowerBuilder 2019 or 2017 from older versions of PowerBuilder.
Generally speaking, the difficulty and effort to migrate to PowerBuilder 2019 or 2017 should be similar as migrating to PowerBuilder 12.6. You will need to consider discontinued features and environment compatibility, use the migration assistant, and thoroughly test your application for regression bugs.
If you are already using PowerBuilder 12.x it should be quite seamless to jump to PowerBuilder 2019 or 2017. Just keep in mind that the PB.NET IDE, WinForm targets, EAServer targets, and Web Datawindow have been discontinued.
We are sorry to say that we have decided to discontinue this feature due to low customer demand. You will need to remove any .NET code blocks or other features not supported as native PowerBuilder desktop apps and import your project back into a standard PowerBuilder Win32/64 target. If .NET interoperability is important, you can consider making Web service calls to non-visual .NET code deployed to Microsoft IIS. Should you need consulting help please let us know or you can directly contact an Appeon authorized consulting partner.
We are sorry to say that we have decided to discontinue this feature due to low customer demand. If you migrated to WPF from an existing PowerBuilder app then you can consider reverting back to the original native PowerBuilder PBLs and then proceed to incorporate changes made thereafter. Should you need consulting help please let us know or directly contact an Appeon authorized consulting partner.
We are sorry to say that EAServer was not part of the agreement with SAP, and as such the EAServer target has been discontinued. However, we have invested heavily to create a migration path for EAServer customers that adheres to open standards.
Specifically, we recommend porting your EAServer NVOs to C# REST APIs using the PowerScript Migrator. The PowerScript Migrator provides a C# code converter and C# migration library to significantly reduce your workload and minimize the risk. You can use the new REST Client to easily call your C# REST APIs from PowerBuilder.
- Unfortunately, SQL Anywhere was not part of our agreement with SAP. You will need to work directly with SAP regarding licensing or upgrading SQL Anywhere.
- Appeon has expanded your database choices to the open-source PostgreSQL database since PowerBuilder 2017 R2, which has no associated licensing cost for the software.