Video: 5 minute sales pitch
Rubicon is a Delphi/C++Builder add-on that lets you put full text search capabilities into your VCL applications.
You retain control of all data, including all the content and all the indexing.
Beginner to advanced search expressions are supported.... from simple wildcard queries to complex expressions.
One system works with all major database bridges used by Delphi and C++Builder programmers including IB Express, dbExpress, ADO, BDE plus more than a dozen third-party database access components.
After installing Rubicon, look in the RBDemos folder for example projects for your database bridge(s). Initially, use the demos against the sample data. Then save your own versions and connect to your own tables. Use ExMake to build your index. Use ExSrch to run searches and see results.
The following web sites may give you an idea of the power of Rubicon, although web searches are a subset of what Rubicon can do. Usually Rubicon is used in a desktop application, where results are displayed in a grid linked to a TClientDataset.
To use a FREE edition of the Rubicon Search Engine for Delphi and CPPBuilder, please click here for free/trial/evaluation/lite Rubicon.
Here is all the fine print, to explain which features are available in which edition, with which type of unlock code...
|Expires and stops working||Never||Never||After 30 days||Never|
|Maximum number of words in index||1500||1500||unlimited||unlimited|
|Delay on each search||1.5 seconds||0||0||0|
|Little yellow window present while running||Yes||No||No||No|
|Must compile and deploy with packages||Yes||Yes||Yes||No|
|Requires valid email address to unlock||No||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Supports Delphi XE7||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Supports C++Builder XE7||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Supports Delphi XE2 to Delphi XE7||No||No||Yes||Yes|
|Supports C++Builder XE2 to XE7||No||No||Yes||Yes|
|Database bridge for Absolute||No||No||Yes||Yes|
|Database bridge for ADO||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Database bridge for BDE||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Database bridge for dbExpress||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Database bridge for DBISAM||No||No||Yes||Yes|
|Database bridge for DBISQLite3||No||No||Yes||Yes|
|Database bridge for ElevateDB||No||No||Yes||Yes|
|Database bridge for FIBPlus||No||No||Yes||Yes|
|Database bridge for Interbase Express||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Database bridge for IBObjects||No||No||Yes||Yes|
|Database bridge for NexusDB||No||No||Yes||Yes|
|Database bridge for OracleDOA||No||No||Yes||Yes|
|Database bridge for SDac||No||No||Yes||Yes|
|Database bridge for UniDac||No||No||Yes||Yes|
|Setup Supports Compilers|
|Latest Delphi & C++Builder only||Latest Delphi & C++Builder only||One year's compilers per Setup, e.g. Delphi XE3 and C++Builder XE3||All compilers in one Setup|
|Code Central||Code Central then unlock||HREF Tools then unlock||Purchase in HREFShop|
If you have already installed Rubicon and wish to enter a new license, re-run the Rubicon Setup program or edit your license using Start > Programs > HREF Tools > Rubicon > ZMAdmin.
We have made this process as simple as possible so you do not have to waste much time trying to make a crack code. Just get a free license now!
Rubicon v4 includes free updates for at least 12 months from date of license.
General announcements for Rubicon developers are here, including information about database bridges and support for new releases of compilers from Embarcadero.
Detailed release notes are here.