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Multivalue Database Training

On-site training for users of OpenQM, UniVerse and Unidata is available directly from Ladybridge Systems at highly competitive prices.

Our courses follow a modular design and are constructed to meet your exact needs ranging from a short overview through to a complete developer package.

Please email training@ladybridge.com to discuss training options or to book a course.


OpenQM Training

Introduction to OpenQM (3 days)

  • The multivalue data model
  • The command environment
  • The file system
  • Editors
  • The VOC file
  • Dictionaries: D, A and S-type records
  • Dictionaries: I-type records
  • Dictionaries: Link records
  • Query processing
  • Alternate key indices
  • The VOC file: Paragraph development

OpenQM Administration (2 days)

(Prerequisites: Familiarity with all topics from the Introduction course)
  • Configuration parameters
  • Setting up users and accounts
  • Monitoring the system
  • Lock management
  • Security and backup policies
  • Managing printers and other devices

OpenQM Programming (5 days)

  • The multivalue data model
  • Language use and structure
  • Variables, statements and functions
  • Terminal handling
  • Conditional execution and looping
  • File handling
  • Data conversion and formatting
  • Data manipulation: string functions
  • Data manipulation: dynamic arrays
  • Matrix file i/o
  • Select lists
  • External subroutines
  • Command execution
  • Alternate key indices
  • User written functions
  • I-type execution
  • Printing
  • Sequential files
  • The debugger



UniVerse and Unidata Training

Elements can be extracted from the course outlines below to form bespoke courses that meet your specific requirements. Training in additional topics can also be arranged. Click on the links below for more details of these courses.


UniVerse/Unidata Essentials (2 days) more

  • The multivalue data model
  • The command environment
  • The file system. File types and sizing
  • The editor
  • The VOC file: Overview
  • Dictionaries (including simple I-type records)
  • Query processing overview

UniVerse/Unidata Developer (3 days) more

(Prerequisites: Familiarity with all topics from the Essentials course)
  • Dictionaries: I-type records
  • Query processing: Advanced features
  • Alternate key indices
  • The VOC file: Paragraph development
  • Menus
  • Database design exercise

UniVerse/Unidata Introduction (3 or 4 days) more

  • The multivalue data model
  • The command environment
  • The file system. File types and sizing
  • The editor
  • The VOC file
  • Dictionaries: D, A and S-type records
  • Dictionaries: I-type records
  • Query processing
  • Alternate key indices
  • The VOC file: Paragraph development
  • Menus (four day format only)
  • Database design exercise (four day format only)

UniVerse Administration (3 days) more

(Prerequisites: Familiarity with all topics from the Essentials course)
  • The system administrator interfaces
  • Configuration parameters
  • Setting up users and accounts
  • Monitoring the system
  • Lock management
  • Performance issues: Tuning the file system
  • Performance issues: Shared memory programs
  • Security and backup policies
  • Managing printers and other devices

UniVerse/Unidata Programming (5 days) more

  • The multivalue data model
  • Language use and structure
  • Variables, statements and functions
  • Terminal handling
  • Conditional execution and looping
  • File handling
  • Data conversion and formatting
  • Data manipulation: string functions
  • Data manipulation: dynamic arrays
  • Matrix file i/o
  • Select lists
  • External subroutines
  • Command execution
  • Alternate key indices
  • User written functions
  • I-type execution
  • Printing
  • Sequential files
  • The debugger


Facilities Required
We rely on the client to provide suitable training facilities. The training room needs to have a whiteboard or similar and adequate desk space. Each student should have a terminal connected to the UniVerse or Unidata system with their own login id and a suitable directory which will be used as a training account. Network access or a suitable terminal should also be provided for the trainer. For System Administration courses, students will need to be able to gain administrator rights. Provision of refreshments is the responsibility of the client. We also ask clients to try to ensure the minimum of interruption to training sessions.

Ladybridge Systems cannot provide effective training if the above facilities are not available.


Charges and Conditions
Our charges are significantly lower than those of most training suppliers. Please contact us for a quotation.

Invoices are normally raised on completion of the course and are due for payment within 30 days. Cancellation less than 10 working days in advance will be charged at full price. Cancellation at least 10 working days but less than one calendar month in advance will be charged at 50% of the price. There is no rebate for individual students who are booked on the course but do not attend without prior notice.