Interbase ? 
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 Interbase ?

Hi All!

I want to ask about developing commercial application using Delphi and
Interbase. If you have an experience to do that please tell me about
Interbase
problem and:
- what difference between local and server (for NT) version?
- what capacity then database is big?
- can I write UDF on Pascal?
- other trouble.

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Wed, 18 Jun 1902 08:00:00 GMT
 Interbase ?

Quote:
>I want to ask about developing commercial application using Delphi and
>Interbase. If you have an experience to do that please tell me about
>Interbase
>problem and:
>- what difference between local and server (for NT) version?

Local InterBase (LIBS) can only be accessed on a local hard drive. You
cannot attach to a remote InterBase database file unless you own InterBase
Server. Delphi C/S comes with a 2-seat Interbase Server license for
application development.

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>- what capacity then database is big?

It's just like the 'big boys' 2 billion records.

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>- can I write UDF on Pascal?

Yes. The UDF is just a DLL that InterBase accesses and this is very simple
to implement.

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>- other trouble.

Deploying InterBase applications is rather difficult. You need to buy
license packs from Borland if you want to distribute InterBase. There is no
other way around this. This includes ODBC access.

Basically InterBase is a great development tool. If you need functionality
of a real SQL database for single-user applications then InterBase fits this
role well. It also fits the role of network server well (atleast for
anything we done). I'd suggest visiting the Borland web site and read up on
InterBase's features before you make any decision.

Cheers,
Paul

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Wed, 18 Jun 1902 08:00:00 GMT
 Interbase ?

Quote:

>Basically InterBase is a great development tool. If you need functionality
>of a real SQL database for single-user applications then InterBase fits this
>role well. It also fits the role of network server well (atleast for
>anything we done). I'd suggest visiting the Borland web site and read up on
>InterBase's features before you make any decision.

InterBase is one of those great little programs that just sits there, taking
up a few megs of RAM and, oh, about 10 megs of hard drive space total, and it
does what it is supposed to do and does it very well.  How boring.  ;-)

It's perhaps not as well documented or supported as it should be, but I
believe that the forthcoming v5.0 release (about which I have no insider
information, don't ask) will change all that.  I've seen some glimmerings,
through odd sources like a friendly bookseller, of some pretty exciting things.



Wed, 18 Jun 1902 08:00:00 GMT
 Interbase ?

I second that emotion
Will Wilson



Wed, 18 Jun 1902 08:00:00 GMT
 
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