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CommonGround Softworks Inc. Announces Qilan™ 2.5

HOOKSETT, NEW HAMPSHIRE – March 15, 2001 – CommonGround Softworks Inc. today announces the upgrade of the web-based data server and access environment Qilan to version 2.5.

Qilan 2.5 is available for download as a free time limited trial.

This upgrade enhances functionality, boosts processing speed for repetitive tasks, improves stability and lays the groundwork for future releases.

Qilan 2.5 adds the ability to create data arrays and dictionaries directly on the web server. After intial data retrieval from a SQL database, subsequent data retrievals can use local arrays and dictionaries. This shortcut greatly improves performance and flexibility.

New features include:

* Data Arrays and Dictionaries
* New operators to support manipulation of arrays and dictionaries
* Improved MS SQL Server adapter
* HTML page processing has been completely revised .

Qilan Overview:

Qilan provides a powerful tool for web developers seeking to overcome the limitations of existing products, who seek to integrate, migrate or scale upward from existing web projects. Web pages can be built using your favorite HTML authoring environment, then imported into Qilan. The Qilan graphic environment allows for complex web based projects without "coding". Web hosting providers wishing to harness the power of OS X can use Tenon Intersystems iTools 6.5 with Qilan 2.5 to provide secure eCommerce and commercial quality content delivery.

Qilan allows web sites to communicate with single or multiple "backend" data sources. The Qilan graphic environment builds query and report logic that reside on the web server. This logic is applied across supported database vendor products. "Write one question and ask multiple databases".Queries can be sent to one or many databases over the Internet, and the results displayed on a single web page. Qilan driven web pages can perform updates, data transfers, and data synchronization between databases.

The Qilan 2.5 upgrade is free for existing Qilan owners and is available from our website. In addition, we have posted some helpful new tutorials in our support area with sample projects included. The Qilan development environment is a native Mac OS X application. Database communication is multiplatform using JDBC.

Supported databases:

* Filemaker Pro
* Frontbase
* Helix Server
* Informix
* MS SQL Server
* Openbase
* Oracle
* Paradox

CommonGround Softworks Inc. develops software focused on Internet database connectivity for the Mac OS.

Qilan is a trademark of CommonGround Softworks Inc. Filemaker is a trademark of Filemaker, Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. OpenBase is a trademark of OpenBase International Ltd. FrontBase™ is a trademark of FrontBase, Inc. Mac OS X is a registered trademark of Apple Computer Inc. All other trademarks mentioned are the property of their respective owners.

Press Contacts:
Philip McNamara
CommonGround Softworks Inc.

Stephen Caine
CommonGround Softworks Inc.

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