manual retrive dbf data

On Sun, 26 Aug 2001 09:37:51 +0100, "Steven Watson" <steven.wat...@ntlworld.com>
wrote:

wantedtext:=Table1Fieldname1.Value  or
wantedfloattostringtext:=floattostr(Table1Fieldname1.Value);  
Use the fieldeditor (rightclick on the table-component) to activate all fields.
or look at FIELDBYNAME in Delphi Help.

Quote
>Hi everyone,

>I am using delphi 4 standard,I am very new to delphi( 1 week),I have created
>a simple data aware form and database using dbase for windows,
>I have no problems with adding data,and worked out a  printing
>routine to print the required data,but I have so far been unable to
>find any examples on how to retrive a record from the database.

>      if PrintDialog1.Execute then
>        with PrintDialog1 do
>        begin
>             with Printer do
>             begin
>                  RecNum:=Table1.RecordCount;
>                  if RecNum >0 then
>                  begin
>                        Table1.First;
>                         BeginDoc; (* init printer *)
>                        for i := 1 to RecNum do
>                            begin
>                               (* get data here*)
>                               Table1FNAME.GetData(PChar(name));

>                                (* pass data to print routine *)
>                                PrintPage(name);
>                                NewPage;
>                                Table1.Next;
>                             end;
>                          EndDoc;
>                  end;
>             end;
>        end;

>I would be grateful if someone could tell me the relationship between the
>table
>and record in a dbase file and how to retrieve the fieldname data .
>nether have I found in the delphi help file or examples so far

>Regards
>Steven Watson