IDAPI (Integrated Database Application Programming Interface)

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IDAPI (Integrated Database Application Programming Interface)

IDAPI, or Integrated Database API, unifies ISAM type data access and Query oriented (SQL or QBE) data access into a consistent cursor model. It appeared in mid 1994 and incorporated some of the work done by the IDAPI technical committee (consisting of Borland, IBM, Novell and Wordperfect). It was known as the BDE version 2 (there was not BDE v1 because it was called ODAPI). The term IDAPI is used to not only refer to the API portion but also to refer to the overall technology and it supercedes the ODAPI term that was used with earlier incarnations of this technology.

Source: http://www.cvalde.net/document/glossary.htm

See also:
API (Application Program Interface)
ISAPI (Internet Server Application Programming Interface)
NSAPI (Netscape Server Application Programming Interface)

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