Reader Feedback On Where In The World Is Web Query?
November 26, 2012 Hey, Dan
Regarding your recent Web Query article: I think one of the big impediments of the QU2 Web Query product is that it was not what a lot of customers were wanting. Most of the customers that I deal with are in small-to-medium shops that do not have a deep bench of IT people and skills. (One of the main selling points of IBM i is the ease of administration, of course). What they were really wanting was basically QU1 Query with a simple web interface to build queries and, more importantly, make basic web (well Intranet) reports and Excel tables.
Instead, they got a much more powerful animal, but also much more complex. If only they had made QU1.5, rather than the QU2 Web Query product, I think you’d see a lot more enthusiasm for the product. As it is, if the shop has the skills to really use QU2, well . . . they’re probably already doing it with SQL (and probably on another system).