Currently the data in subscripts does not need any translation. Once you enable your database to UNICODE, the data in subscripts pop up as UNICODE data.

My last visit to Buchlov, a few years ago, was in the scope of a medieval philosophy conference, focused on the works of Jan Duns Scotus, doctor subtilis. I look forward comparing the atmosphere - then and now. 

Hi, could I join the Global Masters Lonely Hearts Club Band? Thx. Michal

Hello Bill,

is it now the right time to update our 2016.3 FT server to the 17.1 FT?

+ a question about the Document Model (and the object instance x json conversions) - is it completely out of plans out of the 2017.1 only?



Hi Stefan,

the .$toJSON() system method, when used for registered object, inserted two more attributes to the resulted JSON string (on top of the propery:value pairs): the $CLASSNAME and the $REFERENCE. Is it still there in the "new approach". And if so, is it controllable? Could one switch it on an off somehow?

Thank you



Hi there, 

is it recommendable to downgrade the 2016.3 FT to the 16.2 FT, now? 

We do have two servers with 16.3 and we would like preserving all the settings (and databases as well, of course).

Thank you 


Hi Evgeny,

I still receive quite a lot of e-mails "[InterSystems Developer Community] Subscriptions Digest for Michal Tomek".

How can I control it? 

My address the community portal sends the digests to is:  Michal.Tomek1407" <>



Maybe it is worth to mention that there is much simpler solution now in 2016 for the object-to-JSON conversion. It is a tiny part of the new powerful DocDM concept (http://localhost:57772/csp/docbook/DocBook.UI.Page.cls?KEY=GJSON_intro#G...).

try this:

set pObject=##class(%Object).%New()   ///this is one of the ways to create a DocDM object 


set pObject.description="Error number one"

set  string=pObject.$toJSON()  ///here you call a system method "toJSON()" via dot dollar syntax

write string


However, the output capturing can be useful in other situations (or with the older versions of Cache).