[DB-SIG] Clipper database?

M.-A. Lemburg mal@lemburg.com
Tue, 07 Aug 2001 17:56:52 +0200

Bill Moore wrote:
> Hi.  I'm new to Python and this list.  Has anyone written an interface to dBASE or Clipper tables?

There is a .dbf file interface somewhere out there (search on python.org
or Parnassus). I think it only support reading the files though.

> I would like to be able to view field names and browse the contents of the data file.  Optionally, it would be nice to be able to actually lock a record and modify its contents.

That should be possible by using mxODBC after having installed the
MSDAC kit from Microsoft (assuming you are using Windows). On Unix
things are not as nice, but I think that the unixODBC project
has written some ODBC drivers for file based databases which you 
could access using mxODBC as well.

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