Is it possible to open a dbf
ed at leafe.com
Tue Jan 4 03:11:16 CET 2005
On Jan 3, 2005, at 11:55 AM, Helmut Jarausch wrote:
> I've been using
> without any problems including writing/modifying dbf files.
The problem, of course, is that there is no single DBF format. The
only product out there that still uses DBFs, Visual FoxPro, supports 3
separate and incompatible formats: 2.x, 3.0, and later. What's more,
the later versions introduced new data types, so even those are not
compatible with older formats.
Because VFP has not fallen off the face of the earth, but instead has
continued to thrive, it has added things such as auto-increment fields
and BLOB support that were never even envisioned by the folks at JPL
when they created Vulcan. As a result, there is no single DBF reader
that can read all DBF files.
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