Getting started with the Dataphor source-code download

This is a step-by-step for those that want to see it running quickly. It assumes you have Visual Studio 2005, ideally with Service Pack 1 installed and NET Framework 2.0.

Grab the binary download:

and install - if you don't have IIS installed it will complain but you can click Ignore.

Use your favorite SVN client, like TortoiseSVN (
and checkout (username = anonymous, blank password):

into a directory like C:\src

Please note that you will not be able to build Dataphoria at the moment because of the dependency on SyncFusion components. You must use the Dataphoria from the binary distribution.

Copy the Dataphoria binaries from:

C:\Program Files\Alphora\Dataphor 2.1\Dataphoria



Open C:\src\Dataphor\Dataphor.sln with Visual Studio, right click on the Dataphoria project and

Set as Startup Project

Choose configuration manager from the Build menu

Uncheck Build from the Dataphoria project (this skips building Dataphoria)

then Build Solution.

Debug menu->Start with or without debugging

When the Dataphoria IDE starts choose Accept (Admin has a blank password). This starts the Dataphor server in-process and connects Dataphoria to it.

From Dataphoria, choose File->New->D4 Script Editor->Accept (or just use Control-N):

then enter

select "Hello World from the open-sourced Dataphor"

Then either Control-E (execute) or Script->Execute

You should see in the results panel:

Hello World from the open-sourced Dataphor
Statement executed successfully
Prepare Time: 00:00:00.0000363 (Compile Time: 00:00:00.0000313 Optimize Time: 00:00:00.0000005 Bind Time: 00:00:00.0000023)
Execution Time: 00:00:00.0000023 (Device Execution Time: 00:00:00 Percent Supported: 0.000000%)

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