Subject IBO speed vs BDE?
Author Chuck Belanger
I'm in the middle of a project which has been using BDE access for all
queries, updates, etc and we need to look at ways of improving
performance. We have a number of instances where a cascading query is
made on the record set (about 40K records now, but could grow in the
next few years to several hundred thousand), i.e. keep querying a
parent_id of a record to create a tree view or listing.

Recently worked on a portion of the code that goes through the file to
do this and to do all 35K items, it took 5-10 minutes, depending what
other applications were using memory. My experience has been with Visual
FoxPro which would easily be 100x faster than this.

Does anyone have experience in comparing a IBO vs a BDE access speeds to
give me a broad idea of what kind of speed increases we can get by
replacing the BDE components with IBO?


Chuck Belanger