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Suprtool is Year 2000 Compliant

Utility will turn dates over right through the turn of the century.

Vancouver, B.C. -- March 01, 1997 -- Suprtool just keeps getting better. Suprtool 4.0, the newest release of Robelle's popular data access utility for HP 3000, offers what every DP manager needs for 1997 and beyond: Year 2000 date conversions that are easy and reliable, new commands to get data out of databases and onto the Web, and access to Allbase SQL databases.

Because Suprtool could already convert several date formats, the focus of version 4.0 was six-digit dates wherein the year is stored as two digits. Suprtool helps by allowing the user to identify incorrect dates, such as numeric flags, with the new $INVALID function of the If command. The user can then update the dates through an Extract statement. In addition, the Item command supports four new date formats to provide more data-packaging options.

The new HTML command makes it easy to get data onto the Web. Suprtool retrieves the data, then formats it into a file with the needed HTML commands. Options allow the choice of HTML Table or HTML Preformatted data.

As well, Suprtool 4.0 now offers access to Allbase SQL databases. New enhancements support Native Char and Native VarChar data-types, and the new Form command shows owner names for Allbase tables.

Throughout the world, thousands of MPE users have come to depend on Suprtool's reliability, speed, and flexibility for fast access to data in IMAGE/SQL databases, KSAM files, and regular disc files. Suprtool dependability and flexibility are also available for non-database files on HP 9000 machines.

Now in its twentieth year, Robelle is a leading developer of software tools for Hewlett-Packard minicomputers and workstations. Robelle products include the Qedit editor for MPE and HP-UX, and Suprtool for MPE and HP-UX. For a free evaluation copy, or for more information, please contact Robelle at 1-888-ROBELLE or by e-mail at

Suprtool and Qedit are trademarks of Robelle Solutions Technology Inc. MPE is a trademark of Hewlett-Packard Company.

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