Subject Re: [IBO] Interbase/MIDAS. Selecting Server/DB at run time (2)
No idea what is better, best.

I never worried about that, since whenever I have a new client
version, the client gets automatically updated upon connection
alike MS auto updates, browser auto plugin updates, ...

Applying the KISS principle, I use few Databases possible, easier
to maintain :)

Best Regards

Guillaume JUSTIER wrote:
> Hans,
> Thanks for your reply. your idea works depending on how the server side is
> implemented.
> I have create one server DLL for each module (CUSTOMER, DEALER, CONTRACT).
> Which means that they don't "see" each other.
> So if I create a module USERLOGIN, USERLOGIN won't be able to change the
> server/db on the other modules.
> So first of all, is there any advantage in doing what I have done, or am I
> better off with only one big server side DLL ?
> Because with only one DLL, using a IBConnection component, I would just have
> to change its properties to connect to where I want, wouldn't I ?
> I would by default connect to a DB called LISTOFDBAVAILABLE, which would
> contain well, the list of all my servers,databases, and the user could pick
> up his choice as Hans suggested.
> I was thinking it would be more efficient to create more small DLLs, but I
> am not so sure now...
> Sorry about that, but this is my first C/S project, and my first with
> Interbase, so there is a lot to take on at the same time.
> Thanks in advance,
> Guillaume
> >>Subject: Re: Interbase/MIDAS. Selecting Server/DB at run time
> >>Just a thought
> >>As one of the tables on your server site, could be a list
> >>of Generic Names <-> Physical Names + any other physical
> >>attributes. This table plus possible combined with some
> >>User Login table makes up your initial connection DataBase.
> >>Now the Client, after passing the user requirement can select
> >>the Generic Name and the Thin Server/Client fun can start :)
> >>I do something simular, using Asta ThinServerClient products instead of
> Midas.
> >>Hans
> ==============================================================
> Guillaume JUSTIER wrote:
> >
> > Hi all,
> > I am using MIDAS with IBObjects 4 that I just purchased.
> >
> > I have a (stupid) problem with my application :
> > In the old days of BDE and fat client, I had an INI files with a list of
> > server/databases on each client, and they could select which one to
> connect
> > to (usually a LIVE or a TRAINING database). I was then just changing the
> > TDATABASE component and I was connected.
> >
> > Now that I moved to C/S with Interbase and MIDAS, how can I reproduce this
> > principle ?
> > My problem is :
> > there is nothing interbase on my client (that was the goal) as all my
> > ibojects are on a midas module on the server. I would like to be able to
> > select a different database at run time. I simply don't know how to
> > implement this.
> > I suspect it is something that some of you must do every day, so I would
> > appreciate some help to decide which is the best design.
> >
> > Thanks in advance,
> >
> > Guillaume.
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