The Advantage Local Server consists of a DLL (ADSLOC32.DLL), and three optionally distributed files:
- ADSLOC32.DLL – The Advantage Local Server DLL. Contains the core local server functionality.
- ADSLOCAL.CFG – The Advantage Local Server configuration file. This file is only necessary if you wish to use local server settings other than the defaults.
- EXTEND.CHR – This file is needed for non-USA OEM language support with the Advantage Local Server. This file is only necessary if using a non-USA OEM character set with the Advantage Local Server.
- ANSI.CHR – This file can be used for ANSI language support with the Advantage Local Server. This file is only necessary if using a specific ANSI character set with the Advantage Local Server.
The Advantage Client Engine DLL (ACE32.DLL), which contains the core Advantage Windows client functionality, must also be distributed with your application in order to access the Advantage Local Server. All DLLs and supporting files must be installed into the application directory, the Windows directory, the Windows System directory, or the client’s path. The recommended location is in the application directory. Storing the file in the application directory helps to avoid version conflicts in the case of multiple Advantage applications on a single workstation.