Introduction to PB 12.6

PowerBuilder 12.6 is a major version of PowerBuilder: new functions (Dockable Windows, 64 bits, Odata…), migration of code when changing the version, new licenses required etc.

As of now, it is possible to purchase a copy of PB 12.6 on this site. By default, you will start in trial mode. In order to go into production, you just need to acquire a serial number:
If you have an active maintenance contract, you can connect to the SAP portal in order to obtain the serial numbers. If you have any questions, you can get in touch your usual sales contact.

If you do not have an active maintenance contract, you need to buy PB 12.6 licenses because the Upgrade version no longer exists in the SAP catalogue. For this, you can ask for a personalized quote. We take the number of licenses and the last version of PowerBuilder that you have purchased into consideration, in order to offer you the best price.

PowerBuilder 12.6 was released in 2014 and it includes all the functions meant for meant for PowerBuilder15 that were tested during the PB 15 Beta program.
PB 15 was renamed to PB 12.6, for internal reasons within SAP.

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PowerBuilder 12.6 New Features

OData Support

PowerBuilder Classic and PowerBuilder .NET can use OData datasources.
OData (the Open Data Protocol) is a Web protocol for querying and updating data that provides a way to unlock your data and free it from silos that exist in applications. OData is based on REST (Representational State Transfer). It uses the standard HTTP protocol to access data using GET, PUT, POST, and DELETE.

64-Bit Windows Applications

Create 64-bit native applications in PowerBuilder Classic.

Dockable Windows

In PowerBuilder Classic, you can set docking behaviors for the sheets that open in the MDI (multiple document interface) frame window.

Migration Information

You can migrate a PowerBuilder application from any version of PowerBuilder directly to PowerBuilder Classic. You cannot migrate applications from PowerBuilder .NET to PowerBuilder Classic, or from PowerBuilder Classic to older versions of PowerBuilder. Migrate older applications to PowerBuilder Classic before you port them to PowerBuilder .NET.

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Release Bulletin (*.pdf)

Installation Guide (*.pdf)

New Features (*.pdf)