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Removing Possible Duplicate Values in a HL7 Message

I have a case where I have a SIU message that has multiple RGSgrp's.

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Experiences in synchronising non-CACHE.DAT data in a Mirrored environment

Hi All

I'm looking for some field experiences, lessons learned, or actual deployed solutions to the problem of replicating non-CACHE.DAT data in a mirrored Cache environment.  

Environment:

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Yape - Yet another pButtons extractor (and automatically create charts)

Working with customers on performance reviews, capacity planning and trouble-shooting I am often unpacking and reviewing Caché and Operating System metrics from pButtons.

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How would one convert an image to a PDF using HealthShare

Suppose I have an image and need to convert that image into a PDF for inclusion in an HL7.

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Portal tip: Exploring contents of Databases, not Namespaces

Prompted by this post about accessing a global at its original location after you have changed a mapping, here's a tip about one specific dropdown in Portal that's sometimes useful.

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Diagnosing the cause of <PROTECT> errors

If your application is raising <PROTECT> errors and you're finding it hard to work out why, here's a way to get additional information.

First, if auditing is not already enabled, turn it on:

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Bug killing development tips

Does anyone NOT use a debugger? I can't remember the last time I did. It's not because I don't dislike them, I just don't need to use them.

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When CACHE means cache and not Caché

I only recently noticed the presence of a local database named CACHE alongside the more familiar CACHESYS, CACHELIB, CACHETEMP and CACHEAUDIT.

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It's upgrade season - is your SQL Body ready?! Keep your SQL Slim and Toned for Upgrade Season!

 It's almost time to get your customers upgraded to new versions - are you worried about showing off your SQL Performance after upgrades?

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Portal tip: Create a non-Ensemble namespace (2017.1+)

Prior to 2017.1, whenever I created a new namespace using Portal on Ensemble or HealthShare it was automatically configured to host productions. This used to irritate me, because sometimes I'm setting up a namespace (for example, to host our Deltanji tool) that doesn't need the extra Ensemble baggage.

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Portal tip: Get to the bottom of the Console Log

Sometimes I observe people scrolling manually down to the bottom of the Console Log document when they want to see the most recent messages. So I want to draw attention to the handy link that does the job for you in a single click:

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"Where am I?" - Adding extra information to the Terminal prompt

If you deal with multiple instances of Caché / Ensemble / HealthShare and sometimes have to work at the Terminal command prompt, did you know that you can easily add extra information to that prompt which may help prevent you running a command on the wrong instance?

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Best practices of using 3rd party modules in Caché

Hi, Community!

Would you please share your best practices for utilising 3rd party modules (say community solutions, frameworks, development tools/utils).

There are two approaches which I like:

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Map, Reduce and Filter Collections

Inspired by the article "Declarative development in Caché" that's still trending  on the dev com.

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