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I am creating a multi user MDI application.

I have created datamodules for database connection.

when i open two instance of same screen they show me the same record because they are reffering to the same recordset.

What shall i do to have different instanse of database connection for different instance of MDI child screens.

Regards

Mahesh
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by:isstorr
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If you use a TADOTable for instance on a datamodule, you will get a common connection. Instead try creating your database components on the fly at runtime for each MDI instance -

type
  TMyMDIClass = class(TForm);
  private
   FTable: TADOTable
  public
  constructor Create; override;
  destructor Destroy;
  end;

constructor Create;
begin
 inherited;
 FTable := TADOTable.Create(self);
.
.
.
end;

destructor Destroy;
begin
 FTable.Free;
 inherited;
end;

You can use a common ADOConnection (though you can also give each instance its own connection as well if you wish) but this will ensure that each instance has its own dataset.

Si
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by:Jacco
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Hi there,

The way I see it you need a DataModule for the database connection (with the TSession and TDataBase components) call it datMainConnection. And for every MDI Instance you can create a separate datamodule with DataSets on it which you connect to the TDataBase on the datMainConnection. This way you'll have one set of DataSets per MDI.

DataSources should go on the MDI Child itself. And you have to connect the datasources to the DataSets on the datMDIdata manually (for example in the FormCreate or the constructor).

When I use this technique I always have the datMDIdata created in the constructor of the MDIChild and store it in a private field.

This way you only have one TDataBase component (not wasting connection licenses and resources).

Regards Jacco
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isstorr earned 50 total points
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BDE TTable/TDataSet equivalent of my earlier post -

type
 TMyMDIClass = class(TForm); // TDataModule or even TComponent if you prefer.
 private
  FTable: TTable;
  FDataSource: TDataSource;
 public
 constructor Create; override;
 destructor Destroy;
 end;

constructor Create;
begin
inherited;
FTable := TTable.Create(self);
FDataSource := TDataSource.Create(self);
FDataSource.DataSet := FTable;
.
.
.
end;

destructor Destroy;
begin
FDataSource.Free;
FTable.Free;
inherited;
end;
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