Deployment Manager - Add Featured Files
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Enabling DataBase Drivers for Cross-Platform Applications: You must first enable the appropriate database drivers on the Deployment Manager - Add Featured Files dialog box in order to run, debug, or deploy cross-platform database applications. Select the names of the platform-specific drivers that you want to enable for deployment on your specific target machine. When you click OK, the enabled files are placed on the Deployment Manager's list of files to be deployed. The files are not copied to the target platform until you explicitly run, debug, or deploy your application from the IDE.
Add Featured Files Dialog Box
The Add Featured Files dialog box is shown when you click (Add Featured Files) from the Deployment Manager. The Add Featured Files dialog box shows a nested list of database drivers and libraries that can be added to the deployment list.
The nested list includes the available database drivers. Separate drivers are listed for each platform. You can enable drivers for all platforms by selecting the driver name at the top level, and you can enable single platforms if you open the tree structure and enable either a single platform or single driver.
Every list item can be expanded to reveal the available platforms and the paths and filenames of each item (library, driver, and so on) in the list. Select the required version or versions of the file or files according to your deployment platform, and then click OK to close this dialog box and add the files to the File Items view in the Deployment Manager. 64-bit Windows drivers typically have the same file names as the corresponding Windows 32-bit drivers, but the location on disk is different (\bin64 for 64-bit Windows, for example).
The Add Featured Files dialog box shows only the well-known files that cannot be determined automatically by the deployment backend, such as the MIDAS library (
Midas.dll) and dbExpress drivers. The list shown is based on the
$(BDS)\ObjRepos\en\Deploy\featuredfiles.xml file, which declares the well-known files that become selectable in the featured files list. You can edit the
featuredfiles.xml file if you want to customize this dialog box with new featured files.
Here are the drivers that can appear in the Add Featured Files dialog box:
|Driver Name||Platform Support|
|32-bit Windows||64-bit Windows||Mac OS X||iOS Device||iOS Simulator|
|DBExpress InterBase Driver||Yes||Yes||Yes||No||Yes|
|DBExpress DB2 Driver||Yes||Yes||No||No||No|
|DBExpress Firebird Driver||Yes||Yes||Yes||No||No|
|DBExpress MySQL Driver||Yes||Yes||Yes||No||No|
|DBExpress Oracle Driver||Yes||Yes||Yes||No||No|
|DBExpress Informix Driver||Yes||Yes||Yes||No||No|
|DBExpress MSSQL Driver||Yes||Yes||No||No||No|
|DBExpress MSSQL9 Driver||Yes||Yes||No||No||No|
|DBExpress Sybase ASA Driver||Yes||Yes||Yes||No||No|
|DBExpress Sybase ASE Driver||Yes||Yes||No||No||No|