Paradox Programming

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Updated to include all the exciting new features of paradox 4.0, Paradox Programming, 2nd Edition gives you the skills to master the powerful Paradox Application language. Patricia Hartman and Cary Prague take you step-by-step through the creation and management of a sample database, making it easy to learn each of the program's commands and functions.

Explores the enormous potential of PAL as an alternative to traditional business programming languages. Guides ...

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Overview

Updated to include all the exciting new features of paradox 4.0, Paradox Programming, 2nd Edition gives you the skills to master the powerful Paradox Application language. Patricia Hartman and Cary Prague take you step-by-step through the creation and management of a sample database, making it easy to learn each of the program's commands and functions.

Explores the enormous potential of PAL as an alternative to traditional business programming languages. Guides readers through the creation and management of a database for a model company, introducing them to the many ways PAL can solve today's business automation problems. This volume offers a complete program design course, exercising all Paradox commands and functions.

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The Paradox Application Language (PAL) is a powerful database language that features the choice of a completely menu-driven interface to create database structures. This guide covers all programming features up to and including version 3.5. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780070269781
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 7/1/1993
  • Edition number: 2

Table of Contents

Introduction
Pt. 1 Database design
1 The business problem 3
2 The business solution 21
3 Information storage and retrieval 41
4 The programming process 81
5 Using the database 115
6 Screen, report, and application generators 133
7 Bringing it together 151
8 Fred's Friendly Fish Market 173
9 Fred prepares to automate 189
10 Fred's databases 215
Pt. 2 Database fundamentals
11 Paradox databases 223
12 Getting acquainted with Paradox 229
13 Creating and restructuring a table 237
14 Entering data in a table 247
15 Viewing tables 253
16 Tricks for working with Paradox 261
17 Custom reports 275
18 Custom forms 301
19 Querying: The heart of Paradox 311
20 Managing your files with the Toolbox 341
Pt. 3 Programming in Paradox
21 Introduction to Paradox programming 351
22 Using scripts 353
23 PAL programming commands 369
24 The PAL function library 413
25 Coding the selection menus 425
26 Coding data-entry screens 437
27 Customizing and printing reports 451
28 Adding records in a two-file system 463
29 Producing reports in a multifile system 475
30 Windows and dialog boxes 481
App. A The complete design 489
App. B The program listings 507
App. C New features in Paradox 3.5 and 4.0 537
App. D New Paradox commands and functions 541
Index 553
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