Subject Re: Recommendations for Database Design and Maint tools and Firebird-compatible Delphi components
Author russellbelding
I suggest IBO for Delphi connectivity to FB and for
their DB maintenance tool IB/FB Development Studio.

--- In, <firebird@...> wrote:
> I have to convert a Delphi-based application that uses Paradox to
a C/S
> database; I've chosen Firebird.
> To do this, I need to convert the Paradox DB pretty much as-is to
get the
> code working with the new database. Later, I'll want to redesign
> database to take out some of the more objectionable aspects. I've
> looking at DeZign from Datanamic, which seems to be able to do
some nice
> stuff with round-tripping between ERDs and the database itself,
but while
> it's not cheap, it's less than Microsoft's Visio Architect. Is
there a
> better option (i.e., something less expensive that does the same
sort of
> thing).
> I'm also going to need some Delphi components to replace the BDE
stuff (yes,
> I know you're not supposed to use anything like TTable, but this
is a very
> small database and I'm very short of time). Does anyone have any
> recommendations for a component set that will emulate TTable, but
which I
> can then use later as well, when I fix all of that sort of thing?
> There are around 1000 files that comprise this application, which
> originally written for DOS with Delphi 1. Over the years it's
> many things, e.g., not only does it use TTable, but also
TwwTable. I've
> looked at IBObjects, which has a GReplace utility that will fix up
refs to
> TTable to TIBOTable. This is configurable and looks useable, but
are there
> other choices? (I'd hate to find that there was a better way
after starting
> down that road).
> Michael D. Spence
> Mockingbird Data Systems, Inc.
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