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Issue 5.2

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CashFlow

Building a simple database application in REALbasic.

Issue: 5.2 (January/February 2007)
Author: Will Leshner
Author Bio: Will Leshner is a Software Engineer who has spent a good deal of the last several years building REALbasic applications, utilities, and plugins. Check out his REALbasic weblog at http://www.rbgazette.com/.
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Introduction

This is the second in a series of articles about building CashFlow (yes, the name has changed; more about that later), a database application for tracking income and expenses. If you were here last time, then you know that the primary goal for this article is to introduce readers to REALbasic's database classes in general, and to the REAL SQL Database in particular. A secondary goal is the creation of a useful application. In fact, I have a need for an application like CashFlow to track my own expenses.

In today's article we will be looking at how to create a new database, how to connect to the database, and how to make sure the database has been initialized with its tables.

I recommend that you refer often to the REALbasic project for CashFlow as you read this article. I have taken the liberty of filling out a good deal more of CashFlow's functionality than we will be talking about in this article. If you want to see where we are headed, feel free to explore the code we don't talk about here.

CashFlow: A New Name

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