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Thread: BDE and ODBC

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jun 2004

    Unanswered: BDE and ODBC

    Hi board, I'm very new to databases and am taking over my small company's saleslogix database before too long...

    My question is:

    What is the relationship between ODBC and BDE? For connectivity purposes, are they independent from each other or do they interact with in some way? As far as I can tell they have the same function.

    thanks for your help! i'll be spending a lot of time on this board as i begin a DB crash course.


  2. #2
    Join Date
    Feb 2005

    BDE vs ODBC for SalesLogix


    A little bit late, and probably have worked this out, however SalesLogix uses BDE as a layer in between SalesLogix and the Microsoft Database Communication layer. This is used in SalesLogix 6 as a direct communication cutting out BDE.

    ODBC sits also on top of the Microsoft Database Communcation layer so both are near enough the same. However BDE can communication directly to this layer as well as to ODBC, so allowing a more open environment for development. So allowing communication with lots of different database and data sources.

    The main reason why SalesLogix uses BDE as it also uses Delphi programming language, so you can write additional background scripts that get executed when updates / deletes etc... happen. So creating the tefs that are needed for synchronisation.

    Hope that helps a lot...

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