Environment is character mode Linux on a machine with QAD installed. I use putty on a Windows 7 PC to ssh into the Linux machine. I suspect this is part of my challenges. I have tried to use MPRO to do some ABL commands that clearly won't work running on SQLENV. I can't seem to copy and paste anything into the mpro editor. backspace key seems to function like the delete key. arrow keys only work sometimes. and other issues. I cannot figure out how this ancient editing interface works. Youtube has 0 results found when searching it on mpro openedge That is a REALLY bad sign Progress's own documentation OpenEdge 11.7 Documentation is super lame. Somewhere, maybe on a usenet group archived by yahoo groups or the wayback machine there is some files telling me how to use this. Because I need to test the database natively (not compounding to the difficulty by dealing with ODBC), and certain things don't seem possible in Progress's SQLENV, MPRO seems to be my only choice of tools sitting on this QAD installation for this. If I am wrong about that please advice. If you have some tips for how someone who last used a primitive editor in 1986 (DOS edlin), can make productive use of mpro, I'm all ears.