Database Drivers for Delpi 5

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Database Drivers for Delpi 5

Postby friendlytoaster » March 9th, 2010, 9:15 pm

Hi,

I am looking to change the back-end database of our system. We currently use Delphi 5 with the BDE to access a Paradox Database.
We are looking to change to MS SQL 2008, unfortunately I cannot seem to put my hands on a BDE alternative which will work with Delphi 5 and MS SQL 2008. I have found a number of drivers which will work with MS SQL 2005 but none with 2008.

Any ideas?

Many Thanks
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Re: Database Drivers for Delpi 5

Postby friendlytoaster » March 13th, 2010, 1:36 pm

Bump? Anyone?
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Re: Database Drivers for Delpi 5

Postby Kambiz » March 13th, 2010, 5:41 pm

Apparently no one.

I personally prefer to use MySQL. It's free, easy to install, low maintenance, and reliable.
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Re: Database Drivers for Delpi 5

Postby JohnG » March 14th, 2010, 5:15 pm

ADO is the usual way to connect to SQL server. It looks like Timur Islamov's ADO component set is still available (written in the D5 era):
http://www.islamov.com/diamondado/

See also these sites:
http://www.vclcomponents.com
http://www.torry.net

hth,
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Re: Database Drivers for Delpi 5

Postby Johan Theunissen » April 16th, 2010, 3:35 pm

Why use MS SQL when you can use a very efficient free database solution?

Try PostGreSQL together with Zeos Lib - all open source!

http://www.postgresql.org/
http://zeos.firmos.at/portal.php
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