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10-02-1996, 12:00 AM
Hello Installshield,

I have your Delphi 2.0 version of Installshield Express, shipped with
Delphi Developer, (not Client-Server). I am using an SQL-Server driver
and I see on your article (X1025) a Note stating that in order to
include any BDE aliases that use an SQL-server driver that I must select
both BDE and SQL Links in the Select Installshield Objects Dialog. SQL
Links is only shipped with Delphi client-server which I do not have.
Thus, I cannot build my disk images. Why is Links required? I can
develop my SQL Server application without it so why can't I install my
application without it?

Thank you for your attention -

Chris <csuttl@acxiom.com>

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10-16-1996, 12:00 AM
Hello Chris,

For every SQL Links driver u choose, the driver dll is selected &
installed. I am not sure
how u create and where u got hold of this driver, I guess u probarbly are
unlicensed for it. U may have to check with Borland for this. We wrote a
common ver for all three suites, thus links may appear as an object too in
ISX. Please check Delphi Docs, it explains links usage. BDE understand only
Borland databases, thus links interfaces between BDE and SQL-server.



Chris <csuttl@acxiom.com> wrote in article <3252939C.7DC0@acxiom.com>...
> Hello Installshield,
>
> I have your Delphi 2.0 version of Installshield Express, shipped with
> Delphi Developer, (not Client-Server). I am using an SQL-Server driver
> and I see on your article (X1025) a Note stating that in order to
> include any BDE aliases that use an SQL-server driver that I must select
> both BDE and SQL Links in the Select Installshield Objects Dialog. SQL
> Links is only shipped with Delphi client-server which I do not have.
> Thus, I cannot build my disk images. Why is Links required? I can
> develop my SQL Server application without it so why can't I install my
> application without it?
>
> Thank you for your attention -
>
> Chris <csuttl@acxiom.com>
>