How to PACK DATABASES for deleting 'deleted' records?

Posted on 1998-04-06
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Last Modified: 2010-04-06
Tell me please, how I can pack databases for deleting all
deleted records? What I need to do?
Question by:hind
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icampbe1 earned 200 total points
ID: 1361304
Call dbiPackTable with the engine's handle for that cursor.  dBase files use this 'deleted' feature.

eg.  Check( dbiPAckTable( Table1.DBHandle, Table1.Handle, '', szdbase, True ));

Assuming your table is Table1, the above will work.

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ID: 1361305
Oh yeah....  you have to include 'BDE' in your uses clause.  Also, I seem to remember that the dataset must be opened exclusively for the call to work.

Ian C.

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ID: 1361306
According to the BDE help, DbiPackTable doesn't work for Paradox tables.  You have to use DbiDoRestructure using bPack for Paradox tables, although you use DbiPackTable for just about every other kind of table (including dBase).  Strange...


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