This topic contains the environment changes made by the SDAC installer. If you are having problems with using SDAC or compiling SDAC-based products, check this list to make sure your system is properly configured.

Compiled versions of SDAC are installed automatically by the SDAC Installer for all supported IDEs except for Lazarus. Versions of SDAC with Source Code must be installed manually. Installation of SDAC from sources is described in the supplied ReadmeSrc.html file.

Before installing SDAC ...

Two versions of SDAC cannot be installed in parallel for the same IDE, and, since the Devart Data Access Components products have some shared bpl files, newer versions of SDAC may be incompatible with older versions of MyDAC, IBDAC, and ODAC.

So before installing a new version of SDAC, uninstall any previous version of SDAC you may have, and check if your new install is compatible with other Devart Data Access Components products you have installed. For more information please see Using several products in one IDE. If you run into problems or have any compatibility questions, please email

Note: You can avoid performing SDAC uninstallation manually when upgrading to a new version by directing the SDAC installation program to overwrite previous versions. To do this, execute the installation program from the command line with a /force parameter (Start | Run and type sdacXX.exe /force, specifying the full path to the appropriate version of the installation program).

Installed packages

Note: %SDAC% denotes the path to your SDAC installation directory.

Delphi/C++Builder Win32 project packages

Name Description Location
dacXX.bpl DAC run-time package Windows\System32
dcldacXX.bpl DAC design-time package Delphi\Bin
dacvclXX.bpl* DAC VCL support package Delphi\Bin
sdacXX.bpl SDAC run-time package Windows\System32
dclsdacXX.bpl SDAC design-time package Delphi\Bin
sdacvclXX.bpl* VCL support package Delphi\Bin
crcontrolsXX.bpl TCRDBGrid component Delphi\Bin

Additional packages for using SDAC managers and wizards

Name Description Location
datasetmanagerXX.bpl DataSet Manager package Delphi\Bin
oramigwizardXX.dll SDAC BDE Migration wizard %SDAC%\Bin

Environment Changes

To compile SDAC-based applications, your environment must be configured to have access to the SDAC libraries. Environment changes are IDE-dependent.

For all instructions, replace %SDAC% with the path to your SDAC installation directory


The SDAC Installer performs Delphi environment changes automatically for compiled versions of SDAC.


C++Builder 6:

C++Builder 2006, 2007:

The SDAC Installer performs C++Builder environment changes automatically for compiled versions of SDAC.


The SDAC installation program only copies SDAC files. You need to install SDAC packages to Lazarus IDE manually. Open %SDAC%\Source\Lazarus1\dclsdac10.lpk (for Trial version %SDAC%\Packages\dclsdac10.lpk) file in Lazarus and press the Install button. After that Lazarus IDE will be rebuilded with SDAC packages.

Do not press the Compile button for the package. Compiling will fail because there are no SDAC sources.

To check that your environment has been properly configured, try to compile one of the demo projects included with SDAC. The SDAC demo projects are located in %SDAC%/Demos.

Installation of Additional Components and Add-ins


DBMonitor is an easy-to-use tool to provide visual monitoring of your database applications. It is provided as an alternative to Borland SQL Monitor which is also supported by SDAC. DBMonitor is intended to hamper application being monitored as little as possible. For more information, visit the DBMonitor page online.

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