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How do I programmatically merge a .cfg file into the current idapi32.cfg file?
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by:viktornet
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I'm sorry, but can someone tell me what's a .cfg file, and what is it used for? Some part of a help file???? :)

Viktor Ivanov
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by:ZifNab
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Hi viktornet, I believe it's the configuration file of the BDE in which all the aliases etc are stored. Zif.
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Hi chrismo,

look at the examples Inprise itself proposes :

http://www.inprise.com/devsupport/bde/bdeapiex/dbiopencfginfolist.html

Regards, Zif.
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by:ZifNab
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Look also at BDE32.hlp!

to add a drive : function DbiAddDriver (hCfg: hDBICfg; pszDriverName: PChar; pszParams: PChar; bPersist: Bool): DBIResult stdcall;

to add an alias :

Delphi Examples: DbiAddAlias

Example 1: Add a STANDARD database alias to the configuration file.

This example uses the following input:
      fDbiAddAlias1('TestAlias', 'PATH:C:\BDE32\EXAMPLES\TABLES');

procedure fDbiAddAlias1(AliasName, AliasPath: String);
begin
  Check(DbiAddAlias(Nil, PChar(AliasName), Nil, PChar(AliasPath), True));
end;

Example 2: Add an InterBase database alias to the configuration file.

This example uses the following input:

fDbiAddAlias2('RemoteAlias', 'PATH:frobosrv:d:/interbas;' +
              'SERVER NAME:frobosrv:d:/interbas/slim.gdb;' +
              'USER NAME:test;' +
              'SQLQRYMODE:SERVER;' +
              'SQLPASSTHRU MODE:SHARED NOAUTOCOMMIT');

Note: The last parameter in the string does not have a semicolon ( ; ) at the end.

procedure fDbiAddAlias2(AliasName, AliasPath: String);
begin
  Check(DbiAddAlias(Nil, PChar(AliasName), 'INTRBASE', PChar(AliasPath), True));
end;

Zif.
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