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Subject:Re: BDE Installer
Date:Mon, 26 Aug 2013 14:00:51 +0300
From:"Dumitrescu Silvian" <>
 tried the BDE installer without the additional 'S' in the bdesupp.ini file, 
but it isn't enought...
Regarding the Rodney Wise provided OPAL code I lost a lot of time trying 
that code but i received only a lot of errors.
I wroted to Rodney Wise, many years ago, on this problem but I have not 
received any answer.
Sorry, there is someone who have modified the BDE with that code ?

"Leslie Milburn" <> wrote in message
> "Anders Jonsson" <> wrote in message
> news:521a46f0$
>> 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.
> When I get a minute I will have a look why this particular flag has a
> problem, its been a while.
> Ok, so I took a look at the code and there is a spelling mistake in there 
> as well with the additional 'S' for this particular setting so it never 
> gets applied.
> I will take a look at making this change on the weekend and upload an 
> update. Good spot !!
>> 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.
> This approach also has its issues such as causing a "Multiple config
> files in use" error when multiple BDE applications are running. My
> application runs in an environment where there are quite a few BDE
> applications so its a big issue for me.  The -o switch was not a problem 
> for
> the 16 bit IDAPI but since it went 32 bit, really it should not be used.
> The correct method (and the last documented by borland way back) to change
> the BDE settings (where possible) is actually to do them in code at 
> runtime
> in a manner that affects the current session only. This means using the 
> API (and as stated in the past not directly modifying the registry, but 
> lets
> not go there again). That way they will only affect your application and 
> the
> default cfg file will also not get updated.
> Rodney Wise provided OPAL code to do this a long long time ago now.
> Leslie.

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