Database connectivity and utilities
C++Builder and the VCL offer a variety of connectivity tools to simplify the development of database applications. The Borland Database Engine (BDE) is a collection of drivers that support many popular database formats, including dBASE, Paradox, FoxPro, Access, and any ODBC data source. SQL Links drivers, available with some versions of C++Builder, support servers such as Oracle, Sybase, Informix, DB2, SQL Server, and InterBase.
C++Builder includes components that you can use to access data through InterBase Express (IBX). IBX applications provide access to advanced InterBase features and offer the highest performance component interface for InterBase 5.5 and later.
IBX is based on the custom data access C++Builder component architecture, and is integrated with the Data Module Designer. IBX is compatible with C++Builder's library of data-aware components, and does not require the BDE.
You can create database tables at design time in the Form Designer. First, create field definitions using the Object Inspector, then right-click on the table component and choose Create Table.
Some versions of C++Builder include components to connect to databases using ActiveX Data Objects (ADO). ADO is Microsoft's high-level interface to any data source, including relational and non-relational databases, email and file systems, text and graphics, and custom business objects.
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See "Developing Database Applications" in the Developer's Guide or online Help.