Pervasive PSQL v11 SP3 PDAC Release Notes
Update Release
January 2014

Contents

The document contains the following topics:

About PDAC

Pervasive Direct Access Components (PDAC) are a set of Visual Component Library (VCL) components that allow direct access to Pervasive Database Engines from within the Embarcadero Delphi and C++ Builder Environments. These components provide a replacement for the functionality of the Borland Database Engine (BDE). PDAC dramatically extends the database development options available to Delphi, C++ Builder, and RAD Studio developers.

The Pervasive Direct Access Components are provided in versions fully integrated with the following development environments:

  • Delphi 2006
  • Delphi 2007
  • C++ Builder 2007
  • RAD Studio 2009
  • RAD Studio 2010
  • RAD Studio XE
  • RAD Studio XE2 (32-bit PDAC components only)
  • RAD Studio XE3 (32-bit PDAC design time components and 64-bit PDAC runtime components)
  • RAD Studio XE4 (32-bit PDAC design time components and 64-bit PDAC runtime components)
  • RAD Studio XE5 (32-bit PDAC design time components and 64-bit PDAC runtime components)
  • RAD Studio XE6 (32-bit PDAC design time components and 64-bit PDAC runtime components)
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Note  XE3, XE4, XE5 and XE6 require the latest update for Pervasive PSQL v11 SP3.

References to RAD Studio 2009, 2010, XE, XE2, XE3, XE4, XE5 and XE6 refer only to the Delphi and C++ Builder components supported in Pervasive PSQL v11 SP3.

For information on new and changed PDAC functionality in Pervasive PSQL v11 SP3, see Whats New in Pervasive PSQL.

System Requirements

Existing install of Pervasive PSQL v11 SP3 database engine if you want to use any features of that release.

Getting Started

The runtime files for the PDAC access method are installed with the Pervasive PSQL engine by default.

The header files and sample files are available via Web download at http://www.pervasivedb.com.

Using the Samples with the PVideoDB Database

The PDAC samples reference a database named PVideoDB, which simulates the management of a video store. The PDAC download file includes the data files and dictionary files (DDFs) for PVideoDB, but you must create the database itself. The data files and DDFs are located in <directory>\samples\PvideoDB, where <directory> is the directory where you installed the PDAC header files and samples.

Use the following steps to create the PVideoDB database, which is required to use the PDAC samples.

1. Start Pervasive PSQL Control Center from the Pervasive group in the Start menu.

2. In Pervasive PSQL Explorer, expand the Engines node.

3. Right-click on the desired server where the database engine is running.

4. Click New > Database.

5. Type "PVideoDB" for Database Name (and use it for the DSN name).

6. Specify <directory>\samples\PVideoDB for Location, where <directory> is the location where you installed the header and sample files.

7. Click Finish.

8. Exit Pervasive PSQL Control Center.

Known Issues

All known issues for Pervasive PSQL v11 SP3 are published on the Pervasive web site. See http://www.pervasivedb.com for the latest Known Issues.

Technical Support

You may obtain technical support from the following Web-based support options:

  • To report a product defect with Pervasive PSQL v11 SP3, or to view technical discussions about the product, use the Community Forum at http://www.pervasivedb.com

Disclaimer

PERVASIVE SOFTWARE INC. LICENSES THE SOFTWARE AND DOCUMENTATION PRODUCT TO YOU OR YOUR COMPANY SOLELY ON AN "AS IS" BASIS AND SOLELY IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THE ACCOMPANYING LICENSE AGREEMENT.

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