DataFlex 2.3b and 3.2 Character Mode were designed by Data Access Worldwide, for developing software and database applications.
DataFlex Character Mode is now a legacy, unsupported product and we strongly encourage those using DataFlex Character Mode products to move forward onto newer versions of DataFlex. However, there are many organisations still using older versions of DataFlex, e.g., 2.3b, 3.1 and 3.2 Character Mode applications, which is testament to the reliability and longevity of the product.
While we encourage you to upgrade to newer versions of DataFlex, we understand that you may want, or need, to continue using your tried and tested DataFlex 2.3, 3.1 and 3.2 Character Mode DOS, Unix and Linux environments. Unicorn are the DataFlex UK experts and we can help with your DataFlex character mode applications. Whether you’re troubleshooting an issue, thinking of upgrading from an earlier version to the last Character Mode version (v3.2) or if you’re considering upgrading to a newer version of DataFlex, just give us a call for a no obligation chat.
Although DataFlex Character Mode is now a legacy product, if you are looking for prices and licence details, please contact us, and we will be happy to help you.
Help resources for DataFlex Character Mode
There are two main resources of help and information for DataFlex Character Mode:
- the Data Access DataFlex Character Mode forum – still an active forum, you can ask any questions here and you’ll soon get a helpful reply.
- the DataFlex Character Mode articles on DataFlex Wiki – the character mode pages on DataFlex.wiki are old, but still very valid and there’s plenty of information on there.
Note: the most recent page is Upgrading to DataFlex 3.2.
Why upgrade to DataFlex 3.2?
If you are using a version older than v3.2 we urge you to upgrade because v3.2 is the last and most functionally rich version of the Character Mode releases (a significant step up from v3.1) .
Note: If you are using DataFlex 3.2, you can use the DataFlex Debugger to run your programs in debug mode with features such as single stepping, variable inspection, call stack and record buffer inspection. Read the help and get the DataFlex Debugger download, from the DataFlex Debugger download page.
DataFlex Character Mode Benefits
The integration of a proven application framework and an easy to read language with databases enables you to quickly build business applications.
- Embedded Transactional Database
The DataFlex embedded database makes it incredibly straight forward to get going with your application development.
- Client/Server Options
DataFlex supports the use of third party database drivers for MS-SQL, IBM DB2 and ODBC under Windows Console Mode. DB2 is supported on Linux. Third Party vendors support other client/ server connectivity options including Oracle and MySQL.