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How do I link a Data Table with the prog. so I could copy it (and the Table) to other computers and use it? I tried even copying the table with the program and told the program a specific folder to look for it but when I tried to use it on a computer that doesn't have delphi on it, it generated an error of some sort that 'screamed' for some Dlls? I just wanted to build a simple inventory table and build an application that uses it - not something complex or fancy, I just wanted to use it with my friend.
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Guen,

 If you want to install a program on another computer which uses the BDE (Borland database engine)= all standard database components, then you HAVE to install the BDE on that PC too. On you Delphi disc you can find the installation files of the BDE and at Inprise you can download the latest version of it.

If you want to make a small database program without the BDE then you can use other party components...

A freeware one, can be found at : http://home.sprynet.com/sprynet/rrm/index.html

It is called the QDB : http://home.sprynet.com/sprynet/rrm/qdb.html
 
have fun!

Regards, Zif.
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again, can I combine the database table with the prog. , or can I tell it to use the directory of the program as it's (table) place?
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if you use the QDB components, you can tell the file and directory of the table (=file) place. If you use the standard components (then you use BDE) and then after installing BDE on the target PC, you can point to the directory of the table, or better point to an alias you made. You use this alias in your program. The alias is created in the BDEConfig and points to a directory. This makes it possible to change the directory of the table, without changing your programmers code. Only the alias has to be changed.
Regards, Zif.
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Thanks :)
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No prob, hope it solved your question, if not, just give a comment on this thread and i'll help you further. Zif.
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