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CommonGround Softworks Inc. Announces Qilan™ 2.2

HOOKSETT, NEW HAMPSHIRE – November 9, 2001 – CommonGround Softworks Inc. today announces the release of the web-based data server and access environment Qilan 2.2.

The Qilan 2.2 upgrade provides compatibility with Mac OS X 10.1 for improved reliability and dramatic speed boosts. In addition, Qilan's multi-database environment now adds connectivity to the award winning FileMaker® Pro line of database software along with existing high performance SQL databases such as FrontBase and OpenBase.

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 reuseable across supported database vendor products. Data queries can be sent to databases at locations over the internet, and the results displayed. Qilan driven web pages can control updates, data transfers, and data synchronization between databases. Qilan developers can now take advantage of the more sophisticated features of high end SQL databases to improve data integrity. Some of the significant new additions are:

  • New Qilan "Q" tags that feature enhanced error checking, display, and handling. Logic can now be built that will allow error trapping and output with continued web template processing
  • Transaction controls - a transaction can be grouped and committed at the end of a process
  • Record locking - Optimisitic, Pessimistic and locking on a column. Locking prevents users from overwriting other's work
  • SQL-92 Isolation controls - support for all four SQL defined read mechanism levels

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 6.1 with Qilan 2.2 to provide secure eCommerce and commercial quality content delivery.

The Qilan 2.2 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.

Supported databases:

  • Filemaker Pro
  • Frontbase
  • Helix Server
  • MS SQL Server
  • Openbase
  • 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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