Omnis 7³ Conversion Information

Omnis 7³ is a popular and highly successful development environment that is used by thousands of developers worldwide.

In 1997 Omnis Studio replaced Omnis 7³ as the premier development environment for Windows, Linux, and Macintosh. Omnis Studio provides a wealth of new functionality and flexibility, saving on development time and costs.

Omnis Studio is now the preferred environment for developing multi-tier, e-business, and all web-based applications for the Internet and Intranets.

DLA offers consulting services for the conversion process. We can work with you and assist you to quickly and efficiently migrate to Omnis Studio, whilst preserving the technical capabilities of the original application. The prerequisites for this service is membership in the DLA Support Programme plus training in Omnis Studio is highly recommended. Please check the Education section of this site to see the training programs that are currently being offered.

Alternately, conversion tools like Libraries, documentation, help files and technical notes will aid you in converting your applications from Omnis 7³ to Omnis Studio. Note that the conversion tools do not handle every aspect of conversion, but after using the tools you get a Studio library complete with the new event handling mechanism, and so on.

To convert your Omnis 7³ application to Omnis Studio version 4.x, you’ll need the following files Conv051003.zip and the relevant documentation Conv.doc

To convert your Omnis 7³ application to Omnis Studio version 3.x, you’ll need the following files Conv040304.zip and the relevant documentation Conv.doc

The zip files unpack to a number of folders containing the conversion libraries, help files, and PowerPoint presentation about conversion. Before using the conversion tools, please read the Readme.txt, the Conversion help files, AND MAKE SECURE BACKUP COPIES OF ALL YOUR LIBRARY FILES PRIOR TO CONVERSION. In addition, you should read the Conversion document describing the modules in the conversion tool, and you may like to read the technical note.