Posted on 2002-07-01
Last Modified: 2010-04-04
Hello ,
I am ussing Delphi 5 ,
i want to use the ADO Component.
My question is if i need to install also upgrate for Delphi 5 ? and if yes where can i take this File ?

Gratzei, thanks !
Question by:avi_shina
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Expert Comment

ID: 7122521

ADOExpress was included only in D5 Enterprise, and could be purchased as an add-on for D5 Pro, but no more:,1410,27613,00.html

I'm afraid your only option now is upgrading to D6.

BUT, if you want to keep D5 and use ADO, you can look at some third party ADO components (most of them offer you a trial):

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Expert Comment

ID: 7122781

  also you could use ADO from any version from Delphi but without using the ADO components, you can do that by code using ADOX

read this article for more info

Author Comment

ID: 7124035
but i am using enterprise version , and its not possible to put the ADO Components on a form. Amidiatly gives a massage 'Interface not suported' ..
I am ussing Win 2000 , what can i do ..
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Cynna earned 150 total points
ID: 7124238
Well, this looks like a version conflict between ADO
and MDAC(Microsoft Data Access Components). ADO components
are probably trying to use different MDAC version then is
currently installed in your system.

You should try reinstalling MDAC by hand.
I think there is MDAC directory on CD. Search for a file MDAC_TYP.EXE (or similar) on your Delphi 5 Enterprise CD-ROM, this is MDAC installation.
Try installing it this way first.

If this doesn't help, you might try installing newest
MDAC version from Microsoft:
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Expert Comment

ID: 7124270

  try to install Mdac 2.5 or later, and there are two updates for ADOExpress, install them from borland site


Author Comment

ID: 7124284
Yes i did it , its working !!!
Thanks a lot , have a nice day.

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