Accessing Access.... 
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 Accessing Access....

I'm a novice programmer who started his career using VB. Because of this,
all the databases I've used were Access databases. Recently, I've been
trying to branch out a little and started using Delphi for easy projects,
but hit a brcik wall when it came to using all my old databases. I've set
up the Access driver in both ODBC and the BDE configuration, and set my
DSN. But when it comes to actually using the database, I'm told that my
'application is not enabled for use with this driver : alias ......' .

I'd really like to move to using Delphi, but can't seem to conquer this one
problem. I' always being told about Delphi's poor use of ODBC and I know
that Delphi 3 has enhanced .MDB support(I'm using version 2 Desktop), but
surely there's a work round for this?

Any ideas or words of wisdom?

Gareth Fleming

(that's a zero, not an O).



Wed, 27 Oct 1999 03:00:00 GMT
 Accessing Access....

Gareth,
If you don't need data-bound controls, you can use DAO from Delphi 2, even
to Access 97 databases. Check http://www.infotrade.com.au/delphi/
HTH
Peter Szymiczek



Quote:
> I'm a novice programmer who started his career using VB. Because of this,
> all the databases I've used were Access databases. Recently, I've been
> trying to branch out a little and started using Delphi for easy projects,
> but hit a brcik wall when it came to using all my old databases. I've set
> up the Access driver in both ODBC and the BDE configuration, and set my
> DSN. But when it comes to actually using the database, I'm told that my
> 'application is not enabled for use with this driver : alias ......' .

> I'd really like to move to using Delphi, but can't seem to conquer this
one
> problem. I' always being told about Delphi's poor use of ODBC and I know
> that Delphi 3 has enhanced .MDB support(I'm using version 2 Desktop), but
> surely there's a work round for this?



Thu, 28 Oct 1999 03:00:00 GMT
 Accessing Access....

Sounds like you've got old ODBC drivers.  The ones that come with MS-Access
are not adequate for Delphi.  Use the ones from the Microsoft ODBC driver
pack.

Quote:
>I'm a novice programmer who started his career using VB. Because of this,
>all the databases I've used were Access databases. Recently, I've been
>trying to branch out a little and started using Delphi for easy projects,
>but hit a brcik wall when it came to using all my old databases. I've set
>up the Access driver in both ODBC and the BDE configuration, and set my
>DSN. But when it comes to actually using the database, I'm told that my
>'application is not enabled for use with this driver : alias ......' .

>I'd really like to move to using Delphi, but can't seem to conquer this
one
>problem. I' always being told about Delphi's poor use of ODBC and I know
>that Delphi 3 has enhanced .MDB support(I'm using version 2 Desktop), but
>surely there's a work round for this?

>Any ideas or words of wisdom?

>Gareth Fleming

>(that's a zero, not an O).



Sun, 31 Oct 1999 03:00:00 GMT
 
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