Function DbeSetDefault() Foundation
Sets or returns the current database engine (DBE).
DbeSetDefault( [<cNewDBEname>] ) --> cOldDBEname
The return value of DbeSetDefault() is a character string containing the last default DBE. If no argument was passed to the function DbeSetDefault(), the return value is the name of the current DBE. If no DBE is loaded, a null string ("") is returned.
The function DbeSetDefault() sets the default database engine (DBE) used to open/manage data and index files. Also using this function, the name of the current DBE is returned when no argument is passed. The default DBE opens and manages files when no DBE name is specified with the command USE or the function DbUseArea().
Before DbeSetDefault() can be called, the DBE must be loaded. Otherwise a runtime error occurs. By default the DBE named DBFNTX is available. It is a compound DBE containing component DBEs from the files DBFDBE.DLL and NTXDBE.DLL.
The setting for the default database engine is valid for the current work space, or thread. If a new thread is started, it "inherits" this setting from the current thread, but may define its own default DBE for opening database files later on. In this case, the setting of the current thread remains unchanged.
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