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The Synergex Blog

Product announcements, technical articles, and other useful information for Synergy developers.

June 21, 2021

To Delete or “Not Delete,” That Is the Question

I was recently asked the following ISAM performance question: “What is the best and fastest way to delete records from an ISAM file?” Most Synergy applications […]
June 23, 2020

isutl: The Next Generation

Over the years, Synergex has provided a few different re-indexing tools for its proprietary ISAM files. Back in the ’80s when DBL version 4 first came […]
September 19, 2019

Select Join Optimization: Tag, You’re It

In Synergy Version 10.3.3, we added initial support for Join. You can find an article I wrote about Join back in the July 28, 2016, issue […]
January 27, 2018

Select Performance AND Optimization OR Optimization

The Synergy/DE Select class is a very powerful tool, but if you’re not careful, it can be a performance bottleneck. One of the advantages of a […]
July 10, 2017

How Much Memory Does Your Sort Really Want?

The Synergy sort has always been a powerful language feature. However, as disk drives have gotten larger, so, too, have the files sorted. Files that used […]
June 29, 2016

Join the Select Who Select Using Join

The Select statement was introduced back in Synergy/DE 9.3.1, originally conceived as a tool to retrieve status from the new change tracking feature yet to be […]
May 5, 2015

Windows xfServer Goes Mobile

You’ve just spent months reorganizing your application to run on tablets and installing Wi-Fi for your shop floor managers. You rolled out the new version with […]
August 7, 2014

The Power and Flexibility of ISAM REV 6

One of the highlights of Synergy/DE version 10 is a new revision of ISAM files. REV 6 ISAM comes with several new features, as well as […]
August 6, 2014

Snapshots in a Snap

Recover previous data states with ISAM change tracking New in Synergy/DE 10.1, change tracking is one of the biggest major additions to Synergy DBMS since its […]