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Douglas J. Horton
2005-01-02 11:41:41 PM
I would like to know if anyone has a "beginner to advanced" tutorial for
budding database programmers.
I would really like to get into database programming and away from storing
my records in straight text files. I have done some work in the past (2-3
years ago) with the Apollo Database stuff but I still have an uncomplete
understanding of many database concepts. For example,
What is a database engine? I assume it is a separate program that accesses
the actual files in the database and is intermediary between my program and
the data itself. If so, how do I know which database engine is active. I
don't remember telling my program to access the Apollo tables through the
BDE. And lately I've been hearing about "BDE replacement."
What's the best way to design my tables? I think I know all the fields I
want in my tables but how difficult is is going to be to add fields later?
How many tables should I have?
What do ADO, ODBC, and all the other acronyms mean? How do they releate to
I realize the answers to these and all the other questions I have may fill a
book or twenty but if I could find a tutorial to get me started at the
beginning I would be very thankful.