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Report #:  32413   Status: Open
Getting Started with dbExpress by Martin Rudy
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Getting Started with dbExpress by Martin Rudy
TYPE: Regular Session
LEVEL: Beginning
PREREQUISITES: Basic database development with Delphi
ABSTRACT: This session provides a complete coverage for creating database applications using dbExpress.  The key features of the architecture begin the presentation and from there the details of how to do the common database tasks are covered.  The paper contains more material than can be covered in a technical section but is included to provide complete coverage of the subject and to provide references for common questions that get asked during the session.  The major topics covered are as follows:

* dbExpress Introduction
  * dbExpress configuration
  * dbExpress components
* Basic data connectivity
  * Using SimpleDataSet and its limitations
  * Using ClientDataSet and DataSetProvider
* Updating data and handling errors
  * ApplyUpdates
  * Reconciling Error
  * Various ClientDataSet methods and properties
* Using the change log
* Locking issues
  * UpdateMode
  * ProvierFlags
* Handling auto-generated key values
* Master / Detail using nested datasets
* Selected DSP properties and events

SPEAKER BIOGRAPHY: Martin Rudy is the president of R&R Consulting, a firm specializing in Delphi application development, consulting, and training. He was the Paradox Advisory Board Chairman for the 1992 Borland Database Conference, an advisory board member of the 1st and 2nd International Paradox User's Conference in 1990 and 1991 and the 1995 BDC, and selected as a speaker for all of the Borland Conferences. Martin is co-author of InfoWorld's "Power Programming Secrets" book series for Paradox DOS and Paradox for Windows, and co-author of "Delphi in Depth." He is also a certified Delphi developer and trainer.
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