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Table of Contents

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1. Introduction to Berkeley DB
About This Manual
Berkeley DB Concepts
Key-Data Pairs
Storing Data
Duplicate Data
Replacing and Deleting Entries
Secondary Keys
Which API Should You Use?
Access Methods
Selecting Access Methods
Choosing between BTree and Hash
Choosing between Queue and Recno
Database Limits and Portability
Exception Handling
Error Returns
Getting and Using DB
2. Database Environments
Opening Database Environments
Closing Database Environments
Environment Properties
The EnvironmentConfig Class
I. Programming with the Direct Persistence Layer
3. Direct Persistence Layer First Steps
Entity Stores
Opening and Closing Environments and Stores
Persistent Objects
Saving and Retrieving Data
4. Working with Indices
Accessing Indexes
Accessing Primary Indices
Accessing Secondary Indices
Creating Indexes
Declaring Primary Indexes
Declaring Secondary Indexes
Foreign Key Constraints
5. Saving and Retrieving Objects
A Simple Entity Class
Placing Objects in an Entity Store
Retrieving Objects from an Entity Store
Retrieving Multiple Objects
Cursor Initialization
Working with Duplicate Keys
Key Ranges
Join Cursors
Deleting Entity Objects
Replacing Entity Objects
6. A DPL Example
II. Programming with the Base API
7. Databases
Opening Databases
Closing Databases
Database Properties
Administrative Methods
Error Reporting Functions
Managing Databases in Environments
Database Example
8. Database Records
Using Database Records
Reading and Writing Database Records
Writing Records to the Database
Getting Records from the Database
Deleting Records
Data Persistence
Using the BIND APIs
Numerical and String Objects
Serializable Complex Objects
Custom Tuple Bindings
Database Usage Example
9. Using Cursors
Opening and Closing Cursors
Getting Records Using the Cursor
Searching for Records
Working with Duplicate Records
Putting Records Using Cursors
Deleting Records Using Cursors
Replacing Records Using Cursors
Cursor Example
10. Secondary Databases
Opening and Closing Secondary Databases
Implementing Key Creators
Working with Multiple Keys
Secondary Database Properties
Reading Secondary Databases
Deleting Secondary Database Records
Using Secondary Cursors
Database Joins
Using Join Cursors
JoinCursor Properties
Secondary Database Example
Opening Secondary Databases with MyDbs
Using Secondary Databases with ExampleDatabaseRead
11. Database Configuration
Setting the Page Size
Overflow Pages
IO Efficiency
Page Sizing Advice
Selecting the Cache Size
BTree Configuration
Allowing Duplicate Records
Setting Comparison Functions

List of Examples

7.1. MyDbs Class
8.4. Stored Class Catalog Management with MyDbs
10.2. SecondaryDatabase Management with MyDbs
10.3. SecondaryDatabase usage with ExampleDatabaseRead