A directory of data access products for Delphi

Product: Direct Oracle Access
Vendor: Allround Automations
Version: 4.1.2 Data Aware Controls: TDataSet
Web Site: http://www.allroundautomations.com/ Support Delphi Vers: 3 4 5 6 7 2005 2006 2007 2009 2010 XE
Source Available: Yes Supports C++B Vers: 3 4 5 6 2006 2007 2009 2010 XE

Description: Direct Oracle Access component set can help you to make a seamless integration between this great development tool and database system.
Deployment: Compiles into executable; requires only 32-bit SQL*Net
Modes of

Check indicates
primary intended
Local: Yes, with Oracle Lite (local version of Oracle)
Multiuser File Server:
Multiuser Client/Server: Yes, with an Oracle server
Web Server:

Package(s) Available: Price:
Standard version, per developer $129
Object version, per developer $179
Source code, per site, for whichever version was purchased. $299

Database/File Format Supported Native? Via Notes
Oracle Yes

Third Party Tool Compatibility: Compatible?
(Delphi) Database Explorer Unknown
Ace Reporter Unknown
InfoPower Yes
Orpheus (TurboPower) Yes
QuickReports Yes
RAVE Reports Unknown
ReportBuilder Pro Yes

Vendor's Description (from Readme files, web site, etc.):

In 3 consecutive years Direct Oracle Access finished in the top 4 of the Delphi Informant Readers Choice Awards in the category "Database C onnectivity", which is an excellent result for a component set that is specifically targeted at Oracle.
Direct Oracle Access component set can help you to make a seamless integration between this great development tool and database system.

Key Features

  • Guarantees optimal performance for standard database access functions
  • Support for Array Fetching, Array DML, PL/SQL Blocks, PL/SQL Tables, Local Statement Caching and the Direct Path Load Engine enable you to optimize your application's performance critical functions even more
  • Deploy application without many of the version dependency or configuration problems typically involved with middleware installation
  • provides a TOraclePackage component that allows you to easily call packaged program units without detailed declarations of these program units and their parameters
  • The TOracleDataSet can use much of the information in the Oracle Dictionary at run time.
  • The TOracleDataSet component has a Query By Example mode that enables you to provide QBE Forms in your application without any additional programming, and without any additional components or controls
  • Oracle Monitor
  • The Oracle Server includes a dbms_alert and dbms_pipe package for event processing.
  • TOracleScript to execute many data definition language (DDL) statements
  • Advanced Queueing
  • TOracleSessionPool component maintain a pool of database sessions that can be used and reused for different requests
  • Support for Oracle specific features

BDE Alternatives Guide Comments:

Direct Oracle Access can be used in Delphi 2, but only supports data-aware controls in Delphi 3/4.

The Object version, listed above in the pricing section, supports Oracle8 LOB's and Objects extensions. Extensions like this are generally only available with native interfaces, so if you need them, Direct Oracle Access is your best (and only) option!

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