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Valentina Kernel FAQ

General

Q: Is Valentina RAM-based? Can it open databases larger than the amount of RAM on my computer?

Q: Can you list the file formats supported by Valentina?

Q: How can I diagnose problems with Valentina databases?

Installation

Q: I have install V4RB/V4MD/VNET/VCOM/... on my Windows, but Valentina DLLs are not recognised. What is the problem?

64 Bit

Q: Do I have to use different valentina database files for 32 or 64 bit?

Initialization

Q: I see Valentina.Init(5 * 1024 * 1024). What means these numbers?

Database Questions

Q: Can I have all in one db file?

Segment Size

Q: I have create empty Valentina DB, but its size looks too big. Why?

Q: I want to have very small db with only few hundreds of records. Can I still force db to smaller initially?

Table Questions

Q: Is DropTable() faster of DeleteAllRecords()?

Field Questions

RecID Field

Q: Can a record change its RecID during lifetime?

Q: Is there a way to 'turn off' Valentina re-using RecIDs for deleted rows?

ObjectPtr Field

Q: What happens if I pass a nil reference for the Target parameter to Table.CreateObjectPtrField()?

Index Questions

Q: Can I trash .ind file to force database reindex evertything?

Q: How to reindex a database if I use that database in the mode when there is no separate .ind file?

Q: Why is it not possible to sort records for fields that have the property "indexed by words" enabled?

Q: But if I need to have both an index by words and sorting, what can I do?

Q: Changes to database collation strength do not affect the query result.