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Deleting master-detail records in ADOtable

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Dear Sir,

I have two tables Access2000 in master-detail relationship. I access them using ADOtable. In a form, when I try to delete the master records, a message comes out saying there's detail records, then I delete detail records first and when I try to delete master records the same message stops me from deleting them. In Delphi demo folder there's in db one sample named dberrors.dpr, however it uses BDE to delete master-detail records. I don't want to use BDE. How do I do it using ADOtable, Ado connection?

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Rhiegen
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Hi,

If the database is an Access2000 database, you can set up cascaded deletes.  If you set those up it should give no problem anymore ( though personally I don't use that ).  Just open the DB, go to the Relationship diagram and find your master table.  Now klick on the links with the other tables and select 'Edit Relationship', and a new dialop will open in which you can enable 'Cascade Delete Related records'

This will set up your DB so that if you delete a master record, it will automatically delete the detail records.

If you do not want to set up Cascade deletes in your database, you will have to do it programmatically in your application.  Maybe in the BeforeDelete event of the Master table you can loop over all records from every detail table to delete them so that the actual delete of the master record will succeed.

I hope this will be of any help to you,


Best regards,


Stefaan
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