Error initializing borland database engine 2108

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www.youtube.com › watch. The mostly likely cause is BDE is not found in the directory specified by the DDLpath Registry Setting of HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Borland\. When I open up Retail Edge, I get this message: "An error occurred while attempting to initialize the Borland Database Engine (error $2108)".

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  1. July 14th, 2008, 10:31 AM#1

    Error $2108 & Error $210A

    I created a Paradox Database using the Database Desktop. In my computer the program using the databse works just fine, but when I sent the exe file to another computer,and tried to run it, an error window popped up saying: An error occured while attempting to initialize the Borland Database Engine (error $2108) and after trying to solve this by including files such as idapi32.dll etc ,I get an other error : An error occured while attempting to initialize the Borland Database Engine (error $210A).Guys,please help solve this problem once and for all .I'm really stuck with this.please please help

    Last edited by sonright1; July 15th, 2008 at 04:26 AM.

  2. Re: Error $2108

    Does the other machine have the database engine, database, and database driver installed?

    Nobody runtime error 91 object variable excel how it works as long as it works


  3. July 15th, 2008, 03:01 AM#3

    Re: Error $2108

    On my computer,yes it is installed;but I don't want to install anything on all the other computers I want the program to run on.I know there is a possibility to make a standalone executable file that can work on any computer it is sent to;please guys,I need your help;


  4. Re: Error $2108

    If it is a database system (other than Microsoft) you will most likely need to install at least the database driver on the other machine. What you could do is to include the driver in the executable so it installs automatically but it will be a bit complicated.

    Nobody cares how it works as long as it works


  5. Re: Error $2108

    Have you tried googling that error code? There seems to be plenty of hits for $2108.

    Gort.Klaatu, Barada Nikto!


  6. July 15th, 2008, 07:36 AM#6

    Re: Error $2108

    Mike,

    I have done that and no clear clue on what could successfully be done to solve the problem. My readings made me realize that I needed the IDAPI32.dll. Loaded that and got error ($210A) Cannot load IDAPI Service Library.

    I need your help guys,if you have ever encountered the same problem or you have an idea about what to do.

    Thanks,


  7. Re: Error $2108

    Check out this thread. It looks like it contains your answer, error initializing borland database engine 2108.

    Gort.Klaatu, Barada Nikto!


  8. July 15th, 2008, 10:07 AM#8

    Re: Error $2108

    I have been there bro,

    nothing is changing.


  9. Re: Error $2108

    Dear sonright1!
    There is no any magic in your problem. You just must error initializing borland database engine 2108 the BDE on any PC you are going to run your App working with the Borland DB.
    And note, that install != copy : some dlls might be mandatory registered, some additional information might be required to be set in registry (or some .ini or other files) and so error initializing borland database engine 2108 So, do what you have to do: install BDE.

    Victor Nijegorodov

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Initializing the borland DB engine (error $2108)

Initializing the borland DB engine (error $2108)

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Hi tek tips,

I have written a DB application and it works perfectly on my pc. When I install it on another pc using install shield i get the following error:
"An error occurred while trying to initialize the Borland Database Engine (error $2108)"

Does anyone know how I can fix this? I would greatly appreciate it!

Thank you in advance!

Andrew

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Hi Deverondave,

Thank you for using Microsoft Windows forum.

I'd suggest you to run this application within a virtual machine

Windows Virtual PC is the latest Microsoft virtualization technology for Windows 7. It is the runtime engine for Windows XP Mode to provide a virtual Windows environment for Windows 7. With Windows Virtual PC, Windows XP Mode applications can be seen and accessed from a Windows 7 desktop.

Installation step 1: Opening Windows XP

To install applications in Windows XP Mode, you start by selecting Windows XP Mode from the Windows 7 Start Menu.

Installation step 2: Adding your application

You can install applications in Windows XP Mode just as you normally would on a physical PC. For example, you can install applications via web, from storage devices, or from physical media such as CD/DVD.

Running Windows XP Mode applications

To run your application directly from the Windows 7 desktop, just go to your Start menu.

For more information see : http://www.microsoft.com/windows/virtual-pc/

IF you do not want to run the application in XP mode, then you may have to contact the software manufacturer see: http://support.borland.com/ as this is a software capability issue and not a  Windows 7 issue.

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SMS uses the Borland Database Engine (BDE) to power the lookups, reads, and writes from the database, error initializing borland database engine 2108. The location of the BDE files is found by looking the path up in the registry (Window's internal database). If this information is not found, SMS will not be able to load the BDE and the user will get the following error message:

**An error occurred while attempting to initialize the Borland Database Engine (error $2108)**

In order to ensure all SMS clients are using the same version and information, they should all point to the same BDE files, error initializing borland database engine 2108.

This process involves modifications to the internal Windows registry. Improper actions in the registry can result in corruption of Windows and crash the system permanently. Be very careful in all interactions within the registry.

This process is usually done:

  1. When manually installing a client machine.

  2. When a server swap has occurred to manually redirect client machines to the new server rather than reinstalling. (Note that the shortcuts must also be redirected.)

  3. When the local client has problems with its registry

  4. When another program has overwritten the settings.

  1. Navigate to the Registry

  2. Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE>Software

  3. Locate the sub-key called Borland. If it is not there create a new key under Software error initializing borland database engine 2108 the following steps:

    1. Right-click on Software

    2. Choose New … Key.

    3. Enter the name Borland for the key and hit the Enter key.

    4. Create new key under Borland called Database Engine, following the steps above with Database Engine

  4. Click on the Database Engine key on the left panel. In the right panel, check for the DLLPath value. If it is not there, create a new String Value under Borland using the following steps:

    1. Right-click on Database Engine

    2. Choose New … StringValue.

    3. Enter the name DLLPath and hit the Enter key.

  5. Check that the value of the DLLPath is set correctly. For the local server, the path should be C:\Program Files\Cyrious\Common\BDE. For clients, the path should be \\\Cyrious$\Common\BDE where is replaced with the Windows name of the server. If the DLLPath is not set correctly, change its value as follows:

    1. Double-click on the DLLPath value in the right panel.

    2. Enter or replace the value with the correct path.

    3. Click OK.

  6. Click on the Database Engine key on the left panel. In the right panel, check for the ConfigFile01 value, error initializing borland database engine 2108. If it is not there, create a new String Value under Borland using the following steps:

    1. Right-click on Database Engine

    2. Choose New … StringValue.

    3. Enter the name ConfigFile01 and hit the Enter key.

  7. Check that the value of the Configfile01 is set correctly. For the local server, the path should be C:\Program Files\Cyrious\Common\BDE\IDAPI32.CFG. For clients, the path should be \\\Cyrious$\Common\BDE\IDAPI32.CFG where is replaced with the Windows name of the server, error initializing borland database engine 2108. Note that this is the same path at the DLLPath but has a filename appended to the end of it. If the ConfigFile01 is not set correctly, change its value as follows:

    1. Double-click on the DLLPath value in the right panel.

    2. Enter or replace the value with the correct path.

    3. Click OK.

    4. Restart the SSLIP and SMS. If the problem persists again reboot the server (the BDE can remain hung unless you do so) and then restart the SSLIP and SMS.

  1. Shut down Cyrious on the Server (not the SSLIP, just the SMS.exe)

  2. Attempt to open Cyrious on the error initializing borland database engine 2108 If this work, tell them that they can open up Cyrious on the server

  3. Inform the customer that Windows 7 OS uses a sandbox to protect the computer from users and if they open it on the server first, they will get this error. Also, if they shut down Cyrious on a client and the server is running, they will have to shut it down on the server to restart Cyrious on the client machine.

  4. Explain that there is a fix in the next version - 8.9 (not releasable to Fastsigns stores)

  1. Navigate to the Registry

  2. Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE>Software>WOW64Node

  3. Locate the sub-key called Borland. If it is not there create a new key under Software using the following steps:

    1. Right-click on WOW64Node

    2. Choose New … Key.

    3. Enter the name Borland for the key and hit the Enter key.

    4. Create new key under Borland called Database Engine, following the steps above with Database Engine

  4. Click on the Database Engine key on the left panel. In the right panel, check for the DLLPath value. If it is not there, create a new String Value under Borland using the following steps:

    1. Right-click on Database Engine

    2. Choose New … StringValue.

    3. Enter the name DLLPath and hit the Enter key.

  5. Check that the value of the DLLPath is set correctly. For the local server, the path should be C:\Program Files\Cyrious\Common\BDE. For clients, the path should be \\\Cyrious$\Common\BDE where is replaced with the Windows name of the server. If the DLLPath is not set correctly, change its value as follows:

    1. Double-click on the DLLPath value in the right panel.

    2. Enter or replace the value with the correct path.

    3. Click OK.

  6. Click on the Database Engine key on the left panel. In the right panel, check for the ConfigFile01 value. If it is not there, create a new String Value under Borland using the following steps:

    1. Right-click on Database Engine

    2. Choose New … StringValue.

    3. Enter the name ConfigFile01 and hit the Enter key.

  7. Check that the value of the Configfile01 is set correctly. For the local server, the path should be C:\Program Files\Cyrious\Common\BDE\IDAPI32.CFG. For clients, the path should be \\\Cyrious$\Common\BDE\IDAPI32.CFG where is replaced with the Windows name of the server. Note that this is the same path at the DLLPath but has a filename appended to the end of it. If the ConfigFile01 is not set correctly, change its value as follows:

    1. Double-click on the DLLPath value in the right panel.

    2. Enter or replace the value with the correct path.

    3. Click OK.

    4. Restart the SSLIP and SMS. If the problem persists again reboot the server (the BDE can remain hung unless you do so) and then restart the SSLIP and SMS.

If the BDE is not configured correctly you may encounter an error stating Failed to Open Error initializing borland database engine 2108. Please reboot your computer. Rebooting will reinstall BDE settings on your machine. If the problem persists and you still cannot access SMS please call Technical Support so a technician can verify that your BDE settings are up to date.

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Step 1 -  Log in using administrator

Step 2 - Go to Control Panel - BDE Administrator

Step 3 - under Configuration tabselect configuration - system - INIT

    change SHAREDMEMLOCATION : 2000 ; LOCALSHARED : TRUE; LOWMEMORYUSAGELIMIT : 64;     

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Step 4 -  restart Firebird

Solution 2:

If you failed to save the setting using BDE Administrator,

 example after click apply setting but BDE Adminstrator showing not responding, then can use the below alternative:

-go to registry editor, under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Borland\Database Engine\Settings\System\INIT, choose the item you want to edit, right click and modify it.

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I have a simple read only application that reads a Paradox database on a
network drive (Windows NT). The program works fine on one machine but
when we install it on another machine and try to run it we get an error:

Exception EDBEngineError in module vcldb30.dpl at 00019652. An error
occured while attempting to initialize the Borland Database Engine
(error $2108).

Both machines have the same BDE files and the same *.dpl files in the
WINSYSDIR. Anyone have a clue?

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>Exception EDBEngineError in module vcldb30.dpl at 00019652. An error
>occured while attempting to initialize the Borland Database Engine
>(error $2108).
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>Both machines have the same BDE files and the same *.dpl files in the
>WINSYSDIR. Anyone have a clue?

2108 is Cannot locate IDAPI32 DLL
so you do not have BDE correctly installed.
Check the DllPath registry setting to see if it points to the directory where
you have BDE installed. If it points to the correct directory try reinstalling
BDE.


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