Configuring the Borland Database Engine

The BDE is fully configurable through the use of the BDE Administrator, a utility that ships with the BDE. The utility accessible through a shortcut that will appear in the Windows Control Panel, provides a simple interface through which you can add and configure ODBC, standard, and SQL drivers, as well as configure the base options of the BDE. The Administrator's main window is shown in Figure 4.2.

Figure 4.2 BDE Administrator 's main window

Figure 4.2 BDE Administrator 's main window

The BDE Administrator interface is split into two panes. The left-hand pane displays a hierarchical listing of the applicable objects. This pane contains two tabs, the Databases tab that shows the aliases of all available database objects and the Configuration tab that provides access to the configuration of the database drivers and the BDE options. When an item is selected in the left-hand pane, a Definition tab will be shown, in the right-hand pane containing the options applicable to the selected object.

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