Messaging System in Omnis

Mayada Al-Kishtini malkishtini at
Thu Jan 5 19:07:56 EST 2017

Hi Doug,

Yes and we are using the notify object/mechanism that you are referring to in our app and that is one of the options I'm considering, but as you mentioned this is only supported in postgres 9+ and we do have many clients on 8.4.

Thank you very much for your feedback, it confirms that I'm looking in the right direction. :).

I'm thinking to use a timer and query the db (to replace the notify feature) for clients running postgres 8.4, but not sure how stable that will be.

Thank you,

-----Original Message-----
From: omnisdev-en [mailto:omnisdev-en-bounces at] On Behalf Of Doug Easterbrook
Sent: Thursday, January 05, 2017 6:57 PM
To: OmnisDev List - English
Subject: Re: Messaging System in Omnis

hi Mayada:

there is the listen notify xcomp for postgres.

it requires a db connection, but it will fire off a message to whomever is listening for that message immediately — so no polling required.

This is something we’ve shown for the past few years at euromnis.

needs postgres 9 and up, I think

Doug Easterbrook
Arts Management Systems Ltd.
mailto:doug at
Phone (403) 650-1978

> On Jan 5, 2017, at 3:23 PM, Mayada Al-Kishtini <malkishtini at> wrote:
> Hi $all,
> Happy New Year!
> I'm in the process of adding a new internal messaging system to our 
> app (Omnis 6.1.3/ PostgreSQL 8.4 and 9.1+) and I'm researching options.
> But before proceeding further, I wanted to check with the list to see 
> if anyone has done any messaging system before using Omnis/ PostgreSQL 
> combo or not.
> Any comment or advice in this regard is welcomed!
> Thank you in advance for any feedback, Mayada
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