Opening and closing a table
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To view and edit a table’s data in a data-aware control such as TDBGrid, open the table. There are two ways to open a table. You can set its
Active property to
True, or you can call its
Open method. Opening a table puts it into
dsBrowse state and displays data in any active controls associated with the table’s data source.
To end display and editing of data, or to change the values for a table component’s fundamental properties (for example:
TableType), first post or discard any pending changes. If cached updates are enabled, call the
ApplyUpdates method to write the posted changes to the database. Finally, close the table.
There are two ways to close a table. You can set its
Active property to False, or you can call its
Close method. Closing a table puts the table into
dsInactive state. Active controls associated with the table’s data source are cleared.