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With the MR Repository content now kept in a database in WebFOCUS 8 instead of a file system as before trying to look words or code patterns is definitely more challenging now.
Having to somehow "export" the repository content out to a file system (if that's even an option in WF 8) so Operating Systems utilities can be used on it is more than an inconvenience. Hopefully IBI does (or will) provide robust searching facilities through the repository or this will be a step backwards in productivity.
I have been told that you get files on a file-system when you use projects in Developer Studio. Not sure how that is for MRE though.
There are a number of benefits to having actual files on an actual file-system (as opposed to data-blobs in a database). To name a few, you can version files (using source control) and you can search in files.
Now if IBI would expose the database data as a file-system to the OS, there wouldn't be a problem, but I guess that's a bit much to ask for...
A bit off-topic: Why are those procedures stored in a BINARY large object field to begin with? A CLOB makes a lot more sense there. Other databases generally have similar mechanisms, for example in PostgreSQL one would use type TEXT. I'm sure MS SQL and DB2 have equivalents - MySQL would probably still require BLOBs, that's how they do things.
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Why are those procedures stored in a BINARY large object field to begin with?
I don't access to a WebFOCUS 8 installation just yet and haven't been acquainted myself with the actual repository enough to see what it looks like. BLOB fields can store just about "anything" and given that MRE allows to manage binary objects (such as images) I think that using BLOB's probably made sense to IBI for this implementation.
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