How can a connect to a SQL database without using the BDE ?
I currently drop a database component on my form and set it up to use the odbc dsn i have created, I use install shield to create install disks without any settings for the BDE (only ODBC settings). When the app runs it abends with error "Cannont initialise BDE". I don't want to go through the BDE, but talk straight to ODBC.
Do I need a special ODBC database component or can I do it using the standard delphi database component ???