Sign up using Email and Password. From the first glance into DBF file, it looks like it has field descriptors there. Lars 1, 10 I’m throwing it in anyway:. Alan B, from what I piece together the field descriptor should start at byte offset 32 which seems to be the case above. Sorry cannot help you here Why don’t you try to find a copy of Visual Fox Pro, version 9, and see if it will open the files.
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Please read this thread for further views. More social media choices: I used Cbuilder because it was supposed to speed up my development time, fxpro wast days of it.
FPT bed linked to a “data base” kind of containerwhich expands their field names and adds things like triggers, etc. In order to get around the BDE access problems you can connect foxpro databases via a ODBC connection through the foxpro driver or via a access linked table.
I own a software company that has spent the past year re-writing our application in Delphi 5 Enterprise and we use the native Foxpro driver in Foxpeo. From the first glance into DBF file, it looks like it has field descriptors there.
I’m looking at where the field descriptors start there, and to me that’s wrong for DBF, they should come later.
Based on vde dbf data dump it would seem to be Visual FoxPro. Have you tried using excel to open one of your. In fact, all I wanted is a way to access and update Clipper.
Best method in my opinion is to use the Apollo database engine from Vista Software. So this means that the mission-critical application we spent six months developing to read and write to legacy FoxPro files is now a wash?
The BDE has problems, Our company has used a Foxpro Database bbde for some time and using anything other than ODBC access ffoxpro the tables results in Table open problems due to FoxPro index reading problems and I have no faith in it from a write perspective Gde you can open it in VFP, you can simply copy it to a.
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We will be seriously re-evaluating our purchase of any future Borland products as a result of this. Therefore, we recommend read only use of the FoxPro driver at this time. It seems pathetic the the problem has no clear solution. Email Required, but never shown.
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Usage other than read only may result in crashes, Access Violations or corruption of indexes. I’m not sure foxprro happens if you try to open a VFP table what was part of a DBC data base container and you don’t have the container available.
Sign up or log in Sign up using Google. Read only access to FoxPro is recommended. You can call a dos program and wait for it to be finished. Sign up using Facebook.
Lars 1, 10 Or they can be free-standing. Not to mention the time critical nature of the need for the conversion utility. Borland just wimps out and leaves me with hours on top of hours fooxpro an application that is not in a useable form now. I solved the problem bd calling a small clipper program to update the foxpro file.
Anyway, where did this “understanding” that the BDE would be fox-compatible come from?