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Subject:Re: BDE setup
Date:Thu, 30 Sep 2021 07:54:04 -0500
From:Mark Bannister <markRemove@THISinjection-moldings.com>
Newsgroups:pnews.paradox-development
Yes, as far as I know.  I don't think the settings can change after the 
BDE starts.  You can add aliases and connections of course.
-- 
Mark Bannister

On 9/30/2021 4:56 AM, Linda wrote:
> Thanks for quick answer,
> That means the only way do set the bde parameters is creating a cfg file
> with the bde administrator program?
> 
> Linda
> 
> Mark Bannister <markRemove@THISinjection-moldings.com> wrote:
>> 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
>> comments):
>> "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,
> 
>> etc.
>> 


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