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Expert guidance from working professionals!
Coding Services Info topic:
Stabalize Paradox System Audit
by Mike Prestwood

Help stabilize Paradox System with our proprietary procedure including oplocks, BDE settings, software updates (latest appropriate BDE/Paradox), and stabilize computers too. Also includes review of deployment architecture (appropriateness).

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Tool Basics topic (classic post):
dBase for Windows vs. Paradox for Windows
by Mike Prestwood
Comparison between dBASE and Paradox (from 1996!!).

OPAL: Language Basics topic (classic post):
Exploring Where To Put Code
by Mike Prestwood

Think levels when you code in the Pardox ObjectPAL development environment.

 Monthly Paradox Lesson
OPAL: Language Basics Topic:
Code Snippet of the Month

Common comparison operators:

= equal
<> not equal
< less than
> greater than
<= less than or equal
>= greater than or equal

'Does ObjectPAL evaluate the math correctly? No!
If .1 + .1 + .1 = .3 Then

msgInfo("", "correct")
msgInfo("", "not correct")
OPAL: Language Basics Topic:
Definition of the Month: ObjectPAL
ObjectPAL stands for Object Paradox Application Language.

ObjectPAL stands for Object Paradox Application Language. The acronym portion of the name (PAL) comes from the DOS version of Paradox. The term Object was added to the name because ObjectPAL is an object-based event-driven programming environment that is much more advanced then its PAL predecessor.

Paradox & ObjectPAL Topic:
Download of the Month: Workbench for Paradox
Add 50+ options to Paradox 7, 8, 9, and 10.
Workbench for Paradox is an add-on suite of tools for the 32-bit version of Paradox and is geared toward speeding up the development of business database applications. This tool suite installs right into Paradox's Tools menu, giving you easy access to over 50 options.
Installation, Setup, & BDE Topic:
Resource Link of the Month: Borland Database Engine (BDE) Downloads

The http://info.borland.com/devsupport/bde/ no longer exists. Use the above link instead.

Borland's BDE download page. Another good resource is Borland's BDE Utilities and Updates page.


Tool Basics Topic:

Does Paradox X4 have any new features over X3?


No, Paradox X4 (version 14) is Paradox 11 with SP2 applied (build There is no version 12, 13, or 14. In fact, no new features since version 10. Version 11 does have some significant bug fixes though and SP2 has even more fixes. Also, there are lots of rumors that Corel will release a patch for Paradox 11 soon that will address the Vista problems many users are struggling with.

Interactive Paradox: Using Data Topic:
Tip of the Month
Put your tables in a directory different from the one that contains the forms, reports, and libraries. Use an alias to refer to the tables. This makes your application instantly a network-compatible application by making the tables relocatable. When you install the application onsite, you simply have to ask where to put the data and where to put the application. The application can be local or on the network. Place the data files where they need to be, and change the alias path. If you eventually want to move your data onto a SQL server, then you will have less code to rewrite.

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