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  From the March 2015 Issue of Prestwood eMag
Copy Paradox Tables with Confidence
Posted 13 years ago on 6/11/2008
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Question: What is the best way to copy my Paradox tables?


What I recommend for our clients is to make sure no one is using the tables and then copy the entire folder. To make sure no-one is using the tables, check for .LCK lock files. If they exist, try deleting them. If you can delete them, then they were left over from an abandoned BDE session. Next, rename the folder to lock out users for the duration of the copy. Copy the folder, then rename the folder back.

To copy live tables, I suggest you write an application in Paradox, Delphi, etc. that uses the BDE copy table code. It's safe, effective, and you can build in error checking.

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I have been working and using tablets for a long time, and it is not until now that myessaywriter review realizes how important it is to copy Paradox cards to avoid file loss and blockage to make sure that only I am using it.

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I learned absolutely everything about my question when I read this post, thanks to the author for the detailed description. I wrote my review on the , you can go in and read. Thank you very much for your attention and your time.

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