[Lazarus] Favourite stand-alone db file?

John Landmesser jmlandmesser at gmx.de
Wed Nov 29 12:41:15 CET 2017

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Am 26.11.2017 um 14:52 schrieb DougC via Lazarus:
> It would be hard to beat SQLite for a small stand-alone single-user RDBMS.
> ---- On Wed, 22 Nov 2017 00:07:02 -0500 *Chavoux Luyt via Lazarus 
> <lazarus at lists.lazarus-ide.org>* wrote ----
>     Hi,
>     I remember that years ago in Delphi I often used Paradox (less
>     often dBase) to create a small stand-alone database with my Delphi
>     desktop programs. It had tge advantage of
>     1. using Delphi database controls,
>     2. no need for a database server or DBMS to be installed on the
>     client's machine (= less resources),
>     3. having the ability to deploy the database (basically the DB
>     file(s) (I think it was one file per table), a .dll and a setup
>     file telling the program where the db is stored (and links between
>     tables?)) all together in a single install file (Installshield
>     most of the time, sometimes a custom self-extracting file).
>     I am sure that Lazarus must still be used for these kind of
>     quick-and-easy small stand-alone desktop applications. But what is
>     your favourite small/embedded database for this kind of once-off
>     personal programs these days, and why? Preferably something that
>     can be used on both Linux and Windows without the need for ODBC or
>     similar.
>     Cheers
>     Chavoux
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