Is BDE Required in Deployment?

Q: I cannot determine if a BDE is needed for my situation.  Specifically, I use the US English version.  I believe the I have dBASE as the file selection (Level 7).  If a BDE is not needed, it would greatly simplify the deploy. Again, is a BDE necessary in my deploy?

A:  BDE is another of those Acronyms that "everyone" knows what it means. It stands for Borland Database Engine, and it is for working with database tables.  If your application talks to tables (.DBFs or anything else) then you must have the BDE.