I'm wondering if Pega provides any "utility" (likely Java, but I don't care how) to extract everything from a BLOB, pulled "directly" from the pzpvStream column in the database.
My use case is: the previous application support team (the app is now on PRPC 5.4 SP2) thought it would be good to "archive" the DB table containing all the work objects, but I no longer have a working Pega instance, and even if I could stand up PRPC, with the right version, many of the rules (including class defns, properties, etc,) are not available.
In the interest of full disclosure, I do have a Pega engine, but a newer version and , for some classes, I have the newer version of the code, but the class(es) are now mapped to different tables in the actual Pega schema, and I couldn't map back to the "old" table.
So I have no way of loading the data into Pega itself, but I have the DB table, so I'd like some way to just open the record, pull out all the data and dump it to some other format (text/XML/JSON, I don't care).
Thanks for replying, Celeste. If push came to shove, there are some options -- but the original classes are not available; I do have to say, this is probably the closest option, and the kind of thing I'd pursue...