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How to get pathname from a alias

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I have a problem I need to get the path from aliasname
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by:Greedy
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DBE alias or what???
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kjteng earned 100 total points
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Make sure that "DB" in the uses clause
Call getAliasParams to obtain the details (filepath etc) of  alias eg. session.GetAliasParams( 'alias name', aStringListVar);

hope this help.  kjteng
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by:jeurk
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Hi
I would rather use the following function :

it uses

uses db, dbtables, bde;

the function is

FUNCTION GetDir(hDB: hDbiDb): STRING;
VAR
     Dir: STRING;
BEGIN
     SetLength(Dir, dbiMaxPathLen + 1);
     Check(DbiGetDirectory(hDB, False, PChar(Dir)));
     SetLength(Dir, StrLen(PChar(Dir)));
     Result := Dir;
END;

a call example :

cheminBDD := getDir(datamodule2.TSoc.DBHandle);


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