Using BDE API Functions

We are building a set of dBase files using Delphi 2.0.   The data to
populate these tables comes from a serial binary data stream, which is
translated to english and put away into the tables.  The tables are
created on the fly only is data for the tabel shows up  in the data
stream.

We have found the DbiSortTable in the BDE API but are having
difficulty.  The example says "under development" and will be released
in an updated HELP file.

Has someone encapsulated these functions into a VCL or other tool
which allows BDE neophytes to use them?  Or can someone provide
guidance on their use?