Read then advances the current position by the number of bytes actually transferred.
Despite a few problems, the BDE is one of the reasons for Delphi's success in the database arena and, having reached version 5, it is a mature technology.
So why move away from the BDE? Deploying it on rented Internet servers is often impossible because of ISPs' concerns about running system-level services on their servers. Although the BDE has been updated to support features like the Oracle 8 object-relational model, some of its features are still bound to its Paradox roots.
The BDE also does local caching but won't allow you to interact with it. However, a few Delphi programmers have learned to use the ClientDataSet component to operate on cached data.
As Delphi became one of the leading application development tools for the Windows platform, individuals and companies proposed alternative interfaces to the BDE.
The common denominator for database access in Delphi is no longer the BDE. Instead, it's the TDataset class. What TDataset isn't - TDataset has no: Connecting to another dataset.
Client datasets can work with data provided by another dataset. A TDataSetProvider component serves as an intermediary between the client dataset and its source dataset.
This dataset provider can reside in the same data module as the client dataset, or it can be part of an application server running on another machine. If the provider is part of an application server, you also need a special descendant of TCustomConnection to represent the connection to the application server.
Client datasets provide the most robust way to work with cached updates. By default, other types of datasets post edits directly to the database server.
You can reduce network traffic by using a dataset that caches updates locally and applies them all later in a single transaction. For information on the advantages of using client datasets to cache updates, see Using a client dataset to cache updates Client datasets can apply edits directly to a database server when the dataset is read-only.
When using dbExpress, this is the only way to edit the data in the dataset it is also the only way to navigate freely in the data when using dbExpress. Even when not using dbExpress, the results of some queries and all stored procedures are read-only. Using a client dataset provides a standard way to make such data editable.
In addition to these specialized client datasets, there is a generic client dataset TClientDataSetwhich does not include an internal dataset and dataset provider. Although TClientDataSet has no built-in database access mechanism, you can connect it to another, external, dataset from which it fetches data and to which it sends updates.
Typically, an application checks the dataset state to determine when to perform certain tasks. For example, you might check for the dsEdit or dsInsert state to ascertain whether you need to post updates. It provides a simplified framework for data access based on OLE DB, the real power horse behind the scene.
Just as the BDE includes some Paradox-related features, ADO includes several features which are more Access-oriented than a universal data access solution should provide.
Components in the Data Access page can be used with any data access solution, and include TClientDataset, which can work with data stored on disk or, using the TDataSetProvider component also on this page, with components from one of the other groups.
This interface was designed to broker access between Delphi and virtually any relational database through 3rd party drivers. Borland significantly improved the performance of dbExpress with respect to the BDE, but the implementation was buggy and supported only a limited subset of SQL that hampered functionality.
DataSnap Direct - is Borland's new cross-platform data access layer. Unlike the BDE, dbExpress returns only unidirectional cursors and therefore does no caching.
This component, which can be used in place of other DataSet components, permits for the reading and writing of single user flat files. Generic client-to-database layers like the BDE, ODBC, dbExpress and ADO hide most of the capabilities of transactional database engines, flattening connectivity to a generic "lowest common denominator".
It takes heavy layering of client and middleware driver code between the user and the database to accomplish this flattening, while disabling essential capabilities of the server databases' engines.
From the start IBO freed itself from the restrictions of TDataset and its limiting, local database oriented memory model. One of IBO's significant benefits is that its native data access architecture is built from TComponent up.
It only required midas. The data is provided by an application server, which you also write using Delphi. While the application server does make use of the BDE, the client application does not.Browsers with less and less UI browserslessui Here's a wicked idea: With browsers trying to have less and less UI, the line of death getting more and more important to help guard your safety, and some even contemplating seeing the address bar as a nuisance — who types a full URL there nowadays anyways?
— what if there was a browser that always opens fully full screen. TFileStream enables applications to read from and write to a file on disk. Use TFileStream to access the information in disk files. TFileStream will open a named file and provide methods to read from or write to it.
Use ReadBuffer to read Count bytes from the stream into a buffer in cases where the number of bytes is known and fixed, for example when reading in structures. The counterpart procedures are ReadBuffer and WriteBuffer which, unlike Read and Write, do not return the number of bytes read or written.
These procedures are useful in cases where the number of bytes is known and required, for example when reading in structures. The TFileStream class enables applications to read from and write to a file on disk. Because TFileStream is a stream object, it shares the common stream methods.
You can use these methods to read from or write to the file, copy data to or from other stream classes, and read or write components values. Writing a string to a TFileStream in Delphi Ask Question. Change the data type of SourceBuffer(and also the parameter expected by WideString) to PWideChar.
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