Subject Re: [firebird-support] Recommendations for Database Design and Maint tools and Firebird-compatible Delphi components
Author Carlos Tré

> 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 the
> database to take out some of the more objectionable aspects. I've been
> 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).

Take a look at the sites - I've just found it the other day, it's open source, but I couldn't find any documentation, unfortunately. It seems to be very intuitive, but I got stuck trying to reverse engineer a database and didn't try it any further. But for the price you pay it sure is worth looking at :-)

> There are around 1000 files that comprise this application, which was
> originally written for DOS with Delphi 1. Over the years it's accumulated
> 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).

IBObjects would be my choice for DAC, but as I know zip of paradox conversion (I started with FB from scratch) I can't be of much help with this item.

Best ,

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