The BASIC Translator promotional product download contains
a promotional copy of the BASIC Translator software.
» promotional license and registration form
» BASIC translator home page
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To download and install the promotional copy of the BASIC Translator
on your OpenVMS system:
To download and install the promotional copy of the RTL on
- Create an empty temporary directory on your OpenVMS system for
the installation kit. This will ease the clean up process after
- Fill out the Download Registration
Form and click the I Accept These Conditions button.
- Click on the desired files (product and sample program) to begin
the download process. Copy the files to the temporary installation
directory on your OpenVMS system either directly on download,
if your browser is running on OpenVMS, or through a separate copy
to your OpenVMS system. If you are using FTP to transfer the files
to an OpenVMS system, be sure to specify binary mode. For example,
FTP> get DB2VB012_ALPHA.EXE
- After the files are copied to the OpenVMS system, issue the
following command from the temporary installation directory on
the OpenVMS system:
$ RUN compressed-file
where compressed-file is the name of a BASIC Translator self-extracting
file (e.g. DB2VB012_ALPHA.EXE). Repeat this command for each of
the files copied.
- When the desired files are expanded to savesets, you may begin
the installation of the BASIC Translator by entering the following
command at the OpenVMS prompt from a privileged account:
$ @SYS$UPDATE:VMSINSTAL DB2VB012 OPTIONS
When this has completed, the BASIC Translator has been installed.
Once the installation procedure is complete, you may delete
all the files and subdirectories associated with the installation
kit, being sure not to delete the sample program if it was downloaded.
The BASIC Translator Runtime Library is shipped as a separate
kit from the Translator. This is because it needs to be copied to,
and installed on, each NT/95 machine that intends to run an application
generated with the BASIC Translator. The RTL contains all of the
underlying code needed to perform DEC BASIC style I/O, as well as
the Terminal emulator. This RTL kit is contained in a self-extracting
- Create an empty temporary directory for the installation kit. For example,
- Click on the BASIC Translator RTL link to download it to your local Windows
NT/95 machine. A dialog box will then prompt you for a directory
name so the file may be downloaded. Enter the name of the temporary
directory you created in Step 1 and then begin the download.
Double-click the db2vbrtl.exe file after you download it.
Result:The WinZip Self-Extractor starts and
displays a dialog box, prompting you for a directory name. The default
directory is C:\TEMP, but you should use whatever temporary directory you
created in Step 1 (for example, C:\TRANSLATOR_TEMP).
As described in the dialog box, press the UNZIP button to perform the
extraction. The files are unpacked into the specified subdirectory.
At the completion of the WinZip extraction, you may press the CLOSE button to complete
Run the installation procedure by double-clicking the SETUP.EXE file.
Once the installation procedure is complete, you may delete all the files and
subdirectories associated with the installation kit.
Downloading the documentation
Click on the BASIC Translator documentation link to download it
to your local Windows NT/95 machine. The resulting DB2VBDOC.EXE
file contains the following pieces of documentation in .PDF format.
If you encounter any problems, please contact the BASIC Translator Product Manager,
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