: I am currently building a system for an organisation using boland pascal 7. Part of the requirement is to share TYPED data files over a network. This will involve 2 or more users having access to the same file and will be able to edit, delete and add records.
: Can it be done and if so, how?
This is the same problem faced by Windows during filesharing of files stored on the server. Windows generally permits this to be accomplished by moving a copy of the file to the users system, then closing the file on the server. When th user is "done" with the file, the user simply saves it to the server, effectively overwriting the the server's copy. There are problems inherently here also, but there is no other means of making a dynamic file that I think that you are looking for....a way would be to simply have the client unit query the status of the file prior to overwriting it to see is another user had modified it since the user downloaded their copy. Whew....alot of work there....good luck