[DB-SIG] dbf memo access
carl at personnelware.com
Mon Apr 2 01:01:50 CEST 2007
M.-A. Lemburg wrote:
> On 2007-04-01 22:52, Carl Karsten wrote:
>> I need to read (not write) some dbf memo data (memo is dBase's datatype to store
>> 'unlimited' text, much like a blob or text field.) to make things worse,
>> various implementations of the dbf engine have different formats for storing
>> memos - I forget what the dBaseIII file name was, but I currently need VFP's,
>> which is filename.FPT (fox pro text)
>> The few hits I got on google didn't make it clear if they supported any sort of
>> dbf memo, let alone VFP's.
>> I do most of my work in linux, so hoping for something other than the odbc way,
>> but I can use that if it is my only choice.
> If you only need to do this once, then using the MS FoxPro ODBC on Windows
> is the best and easiest way to extract the data.
> Some other references that might help:
> Read dBase3 in Python:
elif type == 'M':
# We ignore the memo field
> Read dBase and xBase files:
M for ascii character memo data (real memo fields not supported)
Looks like I am going to have to figure out the odbc thing. Thanks for
confirming that I wasn't missing something.
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