Runtime component – Borland Database Engine (BDE)
Borland Database Engine (BDE)
If you are installing the BDE for a single user system, it is recommended you install it in the directory C:\IDAPI. You will be asked for this path during the installation process.
When using the BDE, your application uses a variation of the general database architecture described in Database Architecture. In addition to the user interface elements, datasource, and datasets common to all Delphi database applications, A BDE-based application can include
- One or more database components to control transactions and to manage database connections.
- One or more session components to isolate data access operations such as database connections, and to manage groups of databases.
The relationships between the components in a BDE-based application are illustrated in the following figure:
Note: Still working on Windows 10 64-bit!