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Getting a list of BDE Aliases?

Posted on 1998-07-28
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Any BDE calls or sample code to get a list of all BDE aliases?  
Does the BDE automatically give the ODBC aliases also?  Or is that a seperate call?
(I have to get a list of both).

Thanks,
j
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Hi greendot,

look at the BDE help file :

Delphi Examples: DbiOpenDatabaseList

Return a list of of accessible databases and all aliases found in the configuration file.

This example uses the following input:
      fDbiOpenDatabaseList(DatabaseList);

procedure fDbiOpenDatabaseList(DatabaseList: TStringList);
var
  TmpCursor: hDbiCur;
  Database: DBDesc;
  rslt: DbiResult;
begin
  DatabaseList.Clear;
  Check(DbiOpenDatabaseList(TmpCursor));
  repeat
    rslt:= DbiGetNextRecord(TmpCursor, dbiNOLOCK, @Database, nil);
    if (rslt <> DBIERR_EOF) then
    begin
      DatabaseList.Add(StrPas(Database.szName)
        + ' - ' + StrPas(Database.szPhyName)
        +  ' - ' + StrPas(Database.szDbType))
    end;
  until rslt <> DBIERR_NONE;

  Check(DbiCloseCursor(TmpCursor));
end;




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by:greendot
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Zif,

thanks for pointing me into the right direction...

your answer was straight from the help file.  :)
But from in there, I found out that TSession has a GetAliasNames routine built in.
Which worked like a champ.

-g
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yes, forgot about the TSession component.
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