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Are there any BDE replacements?

Posted on 1998-11-12
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I don't want to use Borland's BDE. I want to develop
a program that is thin-client.  I need an engine that
supports dBASE, with index and memo fields.  Is there
any free components? if not is there any other products that would include the DBE in the .EXE file. I don't want to distribute files to all of the users on the network.

Thank you!
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waipahu,

 for dBase :

 http://www.torry.ru/vcl/database/dbftable.zip (freeware)
 http://www.torry.ru/vcl/database/xbase.zip (freeware)
 http://www.torry.ru/vcl/database/dbf.zip (shareware)
 http://www.torry.ru/vcl/database/tbdbs.zip (shareware)

 if you need small database, use QDB (freeware)
 
   http://home.sprynet.com/sprynet/rrm/

Regards, Zif.

Have no experience with these components!
 Only QDB in one of it's earlier versions.
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by:venks
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Dear zif
Are you sure whether the mentioned components support Indexes and
memo fileds.
regards
venks
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by:zac
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Here is pratically an exhaustive list of BDE alternatives...

http://www.kylecordes.com/bag/list.html

Cheers,

Zac
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by:ZifNab
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back from a trip... venks, nope I don't know! I told that I haven't use them, only qdb and this one does (i'm sure of it).
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by:venks
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Dear Zif
The best one to use is clientdataset which comes with Delphi client server version.I heard a rumour that Borland is giving it with Professional version.It is bug proof and can do any thing that can be done with BDE.There is a just small overhead of a DLL(about 100 K).But considering the advanced features of Clientdataset it is a small price to pay.
regards
venks

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euhm, I've to look at that one. Thanks venks!
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