Tuesday, 9 March 2010

Delphi - Interbase Tutorial # 4 : Exception Handler

In the previous tutorial, an error occur when you try to delete a record in ‘employee’ table. It is because of the ‘salary’ table refers to the record. An error message will appear. To avoid this, we’re going to create an exception handle. 

Let’s see what kind of error will happen if we try to delete a record in ‘employee’ table. Run the program from Delphi IDE (not the executable file). You’ll see the error message below :

From the message, the exception that raised is EDBEngineError. Let’s see our code for OnClick event of Delete button. You have to add an exception handle code using TRY…..EXCEPT :

procedure TForm1.DeleteClick(Sender: TObject);
  on EDBEngineError do
  MessageDlg('You can not delete this record because another table is currently using the data',

Then if you run the program and try to delete a record in ‘employee’ table that a record in ‘salary’ table refers to it, you’ll get a message like picture below :

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