[Lazarus] SQLite & PostgreSQL database questions

Alex du Plessis alexdup01 at telkomsa.net
Wed Jul 22 10:17:40 CEST 2009

Graeme Geldenhuys wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm reading up on some of the backend databases that FPC & Lazarus 
> supports via SqlDB.
> * Is SQLite a local database only? Something like MS Access (Jet 
> database)? Can you use it for client/server applications (web and GUI 
> apps) via TCP/IP networking?
> * Anybody got some good or bad points regarding PostgreSQL? Last night 
> I read about PostgreSQL for the first time. The feature list is very 
> impressive and it seem to be right up there with MS SQL Server and 
> friends. Anybody know how resilient it is to database corruptions 
> (possibly due to power failures) etc... I know Firebird handles such 
> cases pretty well.
> Regards,
>   - Graeme -
I have had a couple of power failures with Postgres (living in SA an' 
all :) and it did handle those without any hiccups.  I found Postgres to 
be very easy to access via FPC/Lazarus and it is the only db I use.  I 
found the trigger functions(written with PL/pgSQL) can handle any logic 
I cared to invent and grammatically very similar to Pascal, making it 
easy to learn.


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