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Thread: BDE replacement



Permlink Replies: 3 - Last Post: Jan 28, 2015 7:01 AM Last Post By: Borja Serrano
Dan Ambrose

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BDE replacement
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  Posted: Dec 15, 2014 5:11 PM
I'm not sure if I'm posting in the right place.

I'm a C++ programmer with over 20 years experience I've been using Borland C/C++ Tools since 1988. My company has C++ Builder accounting application that uses the BDE. We use paradox tables.

Is there something no or very low cost that replaces it ?

Something that creates and reads writes its own database table ?

What formats does it support ?

Where is the documentation ?
Barry Andrews

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Re: BDE replacement
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  Posted: Jan 26, 2015 9:34 PM   in response to: Dan Ambrose in response to: Dan Ambrose
Dan Ambrose wrote:
I'm not sure if I'm posting in the right place.

I'm a C++ programmer with over 20 years experience I've been using Borland C/C++ Tools since 1988. My company has C++ Builder accounting application that uses the BDE. We use paradox tables.

Is there something no or very low cost that replaces it ?

Something that creates and reads writes its own database table ?

What formats does it support ?

Where is the documentation ?

You could try unidac from devart, they have a free trial so you can see if it does what you want.
Sean Hoffman

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Re: BDE replacement
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  Posted: Jan 27, 2015 5:17 PM   in response to: Dan Ambrose in response to: Dan Ambrose
Dan Ambrose wrote:
I'm not sure if I'm posting in the right place.

I'm a C++ programmer with over 20 years experience I've been using Borland C/C++ Tools since 1988. My company has C++ Builder accounting application that uses the BDE. We use paradox tables.

Is there something no or very low cost that replaces it ?

Something that creates and reads writes its own database table ?

What formats does it support ?

Where is the documentation ?

You could use sqllite if you didn't want to spend any money at all, but you wouldn't have a BDE-like interface (plain-old-c baby! https://www.sqlite.org/cintro.html) unless you spent a little coin on something like dbExpress for SQLite or Unidac.
Borja Serrano

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Re: BDE replacement
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  Posted: Jan 28, 2015 7:01 AM   in response to: Sean Hoffman in response to: Sean Hoffman
FireDAC for local connectivity (like an SQLite databse) is included in the professional edition of C++ Builder. You can also use IBLite (also included)
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