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Subject:Re: BDE setup
Date:Wed, 29 Sep 2021 08:09:10 -0500
From:Mark Bannister <>
On 9/29/2021 5:06 AM, Linda Bye wrote:
> Hi.
> I can see some folks recommend setting up most of the BDEadmin 
> parameters by startup.
> How is this done?. In a script? and where can I find the methods/proc 
> for that?
> Linda

You specify a particular configuration file to use with the -o option on 
the start command of the shortcut:
-o "C:\Users\Public\pdoxdirs\manager_invoice\BDE\idapi.cfg"
A full start command might look like this (broken down into lines for 
"C:\Users\Public\pdoxdirs\Corel\WordPerfect Office 
2002\programs\pdxwin32.exe"  ;;<< path to program
-c  ;;<< clear desktop
-p "C:\Users\Public\pdoxdirs\manager_invoice\pdxpriv"  ;;<<path to 
private directory
-o "C:\Users\Public\pdoxdirs\manager_invoice\BDE\idapi.cfg"   ;;<<  BDE 
file to use
-w "\\APPSERVER1\data\manager_BETA"   ;// working directory
managerstartupP10.fdl ;// form or script to launch on startup

Caveat about setting the BDE config file is that all running BDE 
applications must use the same BDE file.
I've also never seen any real performance changes by fiddling with the 
BDE settings in WIN 10 or higher. I use it to set the network directory, 
Mark Bannister

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