Documentation on Low Level Database Access

Dalton Calford dalton.calford at
Thu Apr 11 13:20:01 EDT 2019

Hi Richard,
Thanks for the pointer.  I will look that up this weekend.
The database I am looking at is called firebird (
It has embedded and standalone libs.  Supports windows, linux, osx and ios
along with android.
It is opensource and has native support for c++, c, pascal, .net, jdbc/odbc

On Thu, Apr 11, 2019, 1:09 PM Richard Gaskin via use-livecode, <
use-livecode at> wrote:

> Dalton Calford wrote:
>  > I am looking at the git repositories, the widget documentation etc.,
>  > looking for a solid guide on how livecode accesses database engines.
>  >
>  > For example, if I wanted to add low level support for another open
>  > source database that is available on all the same platforms as
>  > livecode, is there any documentation/standardization that I can
>  > follow?
> Does the DB engine provide a socket-driven API?
> If limited to C++, LC's source for rebDB is here:
> If access is limited to C++, many options become available as we learn
> more about the specifics.
> What is its name?
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