Subject Re: A Request to Ken Mayer
From Akshat Kapoor <>
Date Sat, 13 Jan 2018 20:18:57 +0530
Newsgroups dbase.getting-started

On 12/01/2018 23:30, Ken Mayer wrote:
> On 1/12/2018 9:50 AM, Akshat Kapoor wrote:
>> Dear Sir,
>> I went through all your books (Volume 1 /volume 2 /the dbase book plus
>> ) but could not find even a single reference of how to connect to a
>> database on a server from a remote computer over LAN.
> Using database aliases, there shouldn't *be* anything else that needs to
> be done. The alias needs to be set up on each computer. That's it. If
> you refuse to use database aliases, I cannot do much for you on this.

I am using BDE aliases and database objects but they are not hard coded.

They are added using the addalias() method of sessions object and
discarded when session is closed.

I have learn't many tricks from your books and use a some duflp code but
at times it is difficult to know where to search.

BDE Alias is covered in one chapter / Working in shared environment is
another chapter.

Under your guidance I was able to setup a firebird database but failed
to locate any reference of how to use it over network.

"The main reason for installing the Firebird Server is if you need to be
able to create your own database from scratch, and/or are not connecting
to a different Firebird server. If, for example, the database server is
installed on your company’s network servers, you should not need to
install the Firebird Server on your own computer to manipulate it. You
would need a username (which would be provided to you by your company’s
database administrator), information about the database itself (name,
where it is at, etc.)."

This is the only para that has reference to servers. I do not have any
answers to

1.Where should the app be located server / client or both.

2.Is ODBC driver and connection required on client computers. If yes
then how to configure it.

These are very small things but difficult to locate and learn.
They seem to be insignificant for you but are important for new users.