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Subject:Re: BDE Installer
Date:Sun, 25 Aug 2013 20:02:56 +0200
From:"Anders Jonsson" <>
I understand what you say but my point is that instead of using a custom 
install for the BDE, you "only" need to make sure that the user uses the 
right shortcut to start your application. In my case my installation creates 
a shortcut that specifices working directory, private directory, the 
BDE-configuration file and my start up script.

In this way I don't have to worry about the customers BDE settings. Forcing 
"your" BDE-settings in the install could cause a conflict if the user use 
the BDE for other things than your app. Maybe not so likely these days, but 
why take the risk?

I have no clue why Leslies installer doesn't work with your setting for 
thousand separator. I don't use his installer. I always install the BDE that 
come with P10 runtime and never change any BDE-settings on the client side.

With Windows Vista, 7 and 8, I don't rely on the settings I see in the 
BDE-administrator is actually in use.

Using the "-o" switch on the command line has been 100% reliable for me.


"Dumitrescu Silvian"  skrev i meddelandet

The problem is not in using/configuring BDE on my computer, is to install
this with a specific configuration on the CUSTUMERS COMPUTERS !
I used  Leslie Milburn instaler in Inno Instaler.
I tested all parameters of [\SYSTEM\FORMATS\NUMBER] section,  :
I set

and ALL changes works, except the last : THOUSANDSEPARATOR=.

What to do ?

Dumitrescu S.

"Anders Jonsson" <> wrote in message
>> Many years I needed a tool to install a specific BDE 
>> (Formats\Date\MODE=1 ) for my application and country, and now I get this 
>> !
>> Unfortunately my second wish is still a dream, because I can not set :
> I prefer to use a custom config-file and use the "-o" switch on the 
> command line that starts my app to point to the custom config-fle. In this 
> way I can be sure the settings are correct, and would I need to make any 
> changes in the future, it's much easier to do than to modify the BDE.
> Anders 

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