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InstantDB: Connecting to Any Text File


when making a connection to a database, is there any validation that the
file is in fact a "prp" file and not just any text file?  I was testing the
connection interface in an application that I am writing.  I decided to test
making a connection to a non-idb database file and surprisingly I obtained a
valid connection, rather than trapping an exception.

I then decided to try the same thing with SQLBuilder from the samples.  I
used the setpath.bat as the database file and during the connection here is
what was created.

setpath$db$Cols$pKey.tbl
setpath$db$Tables$pKey.tbl
$db$types.tbl
setpath$db$Cols.tbl
setpath$db$Indexes.tbl
setpath$db$Tables.tbl
setpath.jrl

What is the procedure for verifying the file is a valid InstantDB prp file
prior to or during a connection?

Larry

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