Subject Re: [IBO] Fieldtypes
Author Geoff Worboys
> I am asking because I am writing a object to save a
> record to file. I want it to be Kylix/Delphi compilable.
> You mentioned that variants get handeld by win dll's, is
> variants supported in Kylix and how do I go about it.

I have not tried to use Kylix yet, perhaps someone else can answer
this question. However...

> Can I also assume that when I save variantdata and the
> type of variant that when I read it again from file it
> would get converted correctly for the table to use.
> eg query1['MyField']:=dataretrieved;

Save the record as delimited text. If you save in binary format you
still wont have support Linux support on non-Intel platforms - plus
various other problems. If saving to text you only need to decide
what delimiters to use.

Geoff Worboys
Telesis Computing