Software Platform

Bridge Deal Manager runs on Microsoft Windows 7 and later, under Microsoft .NET Framework 4.7.2 or later.

The Deals database is managed in-process with Microsoft SQL Server Compact 4.0. The drivers are distributed as part of the application, but some hosts installations might still need SQL Server Compact 4.0 to be explicitly installed if a previous version is present. You can download the installation from the Download page.

The Data Store

The deals are maintained in a Deals database, but the folders are maintained separately in an XML file. Both files are kept in the same Windows directory which the user selects on first execution. It is advisable to create a dedicated directory that will get backed up as part of the machines normal housekeeping.

The Deals database also contains the report formats.

As above, the Deals database in Microsoft SQL Server Compact 4.0 format. The Folders file is an XML-style document.