tks a lot for your reply ... and waht I did and some questions ...
>1: key fields in pdox are -unique- unlike dBase. Key violation means
>you've already that that value for the key in the table.
I saw some codes in some book and news. I will try to test it.
( I wondered why news for key violation , but now I know )
>2: There are no descending indexes in any version of pdox tables <7.0.
>So in the 32bit version of delphi, you can create and use descending
how can I use secondary index as descending ?
in BDE , table , restructure / secondary indexs
I can't put calculated(!) index such as -(minus)INPUTDATE.
(what I want is show record in grid as descending order of INPUTDATE)
>3: Goto the database configuration icon and run the program. Switch
>to the paradox driver. You'll see a setting called "Net Dir". In
>setting, type a network directly that's accessible by everyone
>who needs to access pdox tables. Then select File|Save from the menu.
>Now, search your drive for "pdox*.net" and "*.lck" if the lck file
>has the name of a table as its first part delete it and delete any
>pdox*.net's that you find.
>Now go around to every machine that uses pdox tables and do the very
>same thing and you should be set to go.
>Pdox stores its locking and multiuser files in the Net Dir so if it's
>not set up, it won't start because you could defeat the whole
tks a lot. now I did it.
but is it poss to make one directory of LAN for where they search
/IDAPI(? ; where I guess delphi or BDE put files for BDE such as
bdecfg.exe which is the database configuration program ) ?
then I think I don't need to do above job for each computer .