In planning your approach to a programming task, take note that it will forever be easier to utilize the BDE functions through the visual components provided in Delphi. Application efficiency or functional need, on the other hand, may drive you to explore the possibility of accessing the engine directly through the API. As with all things programming oriented, there is a specific sequence of steps required to be successful at implementing this access. Each of the required steps is described in the following paragraphs.
Chapter 9-The Borland Database Engine API
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