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Multi-table, Paradox database, tips & techniques.
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Multi-table, Paradox database, tips & techniques.
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Contents of the README file



This material is Copyright 1990 by Brian J. Smith and Associates,
Inc. Please observe the restrictions stated in the paragraph at the
end of this document.


These files are a demonstration of PAL programming techniques using
multi-table forms. Multi-table forms are easy to design using
interactive Paradox. However, when you try to incorporate them into
a PAL application, the programming can be very complex.
I have attempted in this package to address many common
multi-table form functional requirements, and illustrate how to
implement those functions in PAL.

This material is excerpted from the "Advanced PAL" class which is
part of my Paradox/PAL training series. This series is conducted on
a regular basis in Southern California. If you would like more
information about this series, please contact:

Brian J. Smith and Associates, Inc.
901-A North Pacific Coast Highway
Suite 200
Redondo Beach, California 90277
(213) 374-0151

These programs were also presented (with a different presentation
document) at the International Paradox Users Conference on May 1,
I hope you find this package informative!

-- Brian J. Smith
May 30, 1990



90 files:

- This "ReadMe" file

- Multitab.Doc, presentation materials explaining
the sample programs

- 9 script files:
Common.SC Form3.SC Form5.SC
Compile.SC Form3i.SC Main.SC
Form2.SC Form4.SC Start.SC

- 10 Paradox tables and their families (79 files in all):
Amount.* Krental.* Store.*
Customer.* Payment.* Taxrate.*
Employee.* Rental.* Vidorder.*


The presentation material is contained in the file MULTITAB.DOC.
It is a 45-page document illustrating the key features of the
sample programs. You can print it on your printer with from the
DOS prompt with the command:


However, it will probably look pretty ugly.
The document is meant to be printed in a mixture of 10-pitch and
compressed type, using a font supporting the IBM graphic character
set. If you have a Hewlett Packard LaserJet II, that will do the
Before you print the document, edit it and replace all occurrences
of the following three phrases with control codes for your printer:

Replace this line with the control codes
to initialize your printer, if any. On the
HP LaserJet II, I use the following:


Replace all occurrences of this line with a
line to switch to 8-line per inch compressed
type. On the HP LaserJet II, I use the following:


Replace all occurrences of this line with a
line to switch to 6-line per inch 10-pitch
type. On the HP LaserJet II, I use the following:



1. Paradox version 3.01a.

2. Set the "Blanks=Zero" setting in the Custom Configuration Program
(the "custom script") to "Yes."

3. 640K of RAM.


1. Create a subdirectory and copy all the files into it.

2. Start up Paradox in the subdirectory.

3. Play the script called "Compile."
This creates the procedure library, MTDEMO.LIB.


1. Play the script called "Start."

2. The main menu will appear:

2 3 3-I 4 5/6 Quit

3. Each menu choice (except "Quit") performs a different data
entry program. All the programs illustrate multi-table form
PAL programming techniques. All of the forms resemble one
another, but each program illustrates a different set of

2: Basic Video Store Rental Entry (form Vidorder.F2)
3: Automatic Assignment of Line Numbers (form Vidorder.F3)
3-I: Automatic Assignment of Line Numbers, with the ability
to Insert New Lines Between Two Others (form Vidorder.F3)
4: Unlinked Forms for Films & Tax Rates (form Vidorder.F4)
5/6: Two Forms Using Shadow Table Technique (form Vidorder.F5&6)

4. Select any menu choice. As the forms appear, fill them out in
the normal manner. The top two lines of the screen will tell you
what function keys to press.

5. After you exit back to Paradox, you can press the [Ctrl-F10]
key to start up the application. This is the same as playing
the "Start" script again.


All of the documentation, programs, forms, and sample data included
in this package are Copyright 1990 by Brian J. Smith and Associates,
Inc. You may use them freely to help you learn Paradox and PAL
programming techniques, and you may use them as a source of PAL code
in applications you develop, with the following exception: Without
the express written permission of the author, Brian J. Smith and
Associates, you may not use this material or any part of it as part
of any training class, book, article, or other published work, nor as
part of any commercially marketed or commercially sold programming


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