[Request] Borland Reflex 1.x

Borland's "Reflex" was database software from the mid 1980's. WinWorld has version 2.0 (as does Vetusware) but I can't find any earlier versions anywhere online, though I know they exist. Presumably (hopefully) this would be on images of 5.25" floppies.

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  • I recently acquired a copy of Reflex but I've not been able to determine the version. The strings I've been able to find that may be of use are:
    Welcome to Reflex - The Analytic Database
    Copyright (c) 1984,1985 Analytica Corporation. All Rights Reserved.
    001-xxx-654321
    Program needs DOS 2.0 or greater.
    
    Interestingly enough, there are no mentions of Borland in the files.

    There's also the file dates that may help.
    SYSTEM
    08/01/1984 10:45 AM 1,205 HDNSTAL1.BAT
    03/22/1985 12:02 AM 4,792 HRAMCALC.RXD
    09/24/1985 05:18 PM 1,009 INSTALL.BAT
    03/22/1985 12:02 AM 4,546 RAMCALC.RXD
    06/15/1985 05:04 PM 267,420 REFLEX.EXE
    08/01/1984 10:25 AM 16 REFLEXG.BAT
    08/01/1984 10:24 AM 23 REFLEXH.BAT

    REPORT & UTILITIES
    03/22/1985 12:00 AM 2,176 DRIVER.RX
    03/22/1985 12:03 AM 1,080 HDNSTAL2.BAT
    09/24/1985 05:28 PM 916 INSTALL.BAT
    10/16/1985 02:58 PM 260,715 REFLEX2.EXE
    03/22/1985 12:03 AM 19 REFLEX2G.BAT
    03/22/1985 12:03 AM 26 REFLEX2H.BAT

    HELP 03/22/1985 12:00 AM 4,498 CUSTLIST.RXD 03/22/1985 12:00 AM 2,176 DRIVER.RX 03/22/1985 12:00 AM 5,001 HCUSTLIS.RXD 03/22/1985 12:00 AM 202,050 HELP.RXH 03/22/1985 12:00 AM 638 HLABELS.RXR 03/22/1985 12:00 AM 1,449 HMAILLIS.RXD 03/22/1985 12:00 AM 1,566 HPEOPLE.RXD 03/22/1985 12:00 AM 12,155 HSALES.RXD 03/22/1985 12:00 AM 8,424 HSALESRE.RXD 03/22/1985 12:00 AM 1,308 HTYLER2.RXD 09/24/1985 05:30 PM 837 INSTALL.BAT 03/22/1985 12:00 AM 638 LABELS.RXR 03/22/1985 12:00 AM 1,183 MAILLIST.RXD 03/22/1985 12:00 AM 1,566 PEOPLE.RXD 03/22/1985 12:00 AM 12,155 SALES.RXD 03/22/1985 12:00 AM 8,416 SALESREP.RXD 03/22/1985 12:00 AM 1,606 TYLER2.RXD
  • Upload it to a file hosting site of your choice (we don't have an automated upload here) so we can take a look at it.

    Analytica was the company that wrote Reflex before it was bought by Borland.

    According to this, Analytica made their first release in late 1984.
    https://books.google.com/books?id=kVhEPmU8Z6IC&lpg=RA2-PA94&dq=Analytica reflex&pg=RA2-PA94#v=onepage&q=Analytica reflex&f=false

    Before it was bought by borland, it was more targeted at corporate users, so it may have had less discrete releases.

    So it sounds like it predates borland's "1.0" but may not be the first Analytica release.

  • edited August 5
    Here is version 1.1 of Reflex by Borland / Analytica

    https://mega.nz/file/HWwRRQ7a#_-6BXz91GkXXwkR9daEMzTeHat-_B4Qrpxx4QNBd7gc

  • edited August 6
    @eanderson your copy might very well be verison 1.0 as the one I just uploaded is dated 02.21.1986 (reflex.exe) versus 06.15.1985 for yours. I hope you can image those disks and upload them it would be great !
  • Thanks for upload version 1.1

    Also this is listed on eBay.

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/114208888438
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