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   ► KBProgrammingDelphi for W...Using DataBDE   Print This     
  From the January 2011 Issue of Prestwood eMag
 
Delphi BDE:
BDE Description
 
Posted 16 years ago on 3/18/2003 and updated 8/12/2009
Take Away: Description of the Borland Database Engine (BDE).

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The Borland Database Engine (BDE) is how Delphi, Paradox, WordPerfect, C++Builder, dBASE, and other applications read and write various databases. The BDE to Borland is very much like ODBC is for Microsoft. It is the peice of generic software between an application and a database. Whether the database is local Paradox/dBASE files or an SQL server like Oracle. With each type of data access the BDE uses separate DLLs to interface with the database or database server. To us Delphi programmers, we don't have to worry too much about the differences between dBASE and Paradox, we simply use the BDE API. More specifically, Delphi uses the BDE API and we use Delphi. However, when Delphi has not surfaced a BDE command, than we can use the BDE API directly.

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I want to know how to create encrypt paradox table.
Posted 15 years ago

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You can encrypt a Paradox table by restructuring it. However, it will only keep out novice users as their are hacks that exist to unencrypt an encrypted Paradox table. Your best bet for security is to physically secure the computer hosting the hard drive with the data on it.

Posted 11 years ago
 
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