parsing compact index files (*.cdx)

Ethan Furman ethan at
Fri Sep 17 21:34:42 CEST 2010

Ethan Furman wrote:
> Greetings!
> Does anybody have any pointers, tips, web-pages, already written 
> routines, etc, on parsing *.cdx files?  I have found the pages on MS's 
> sight for Foxpro, but they neglect to describe the compaction algorithm 
> used, and my Google-fu has failed to find any sites with that information.
> Any and all help greatly appreciated!
> -- 
> ~Ethan~

Oops -- compact index files are *.idx; compound index files are *.cdx; 
I believe they use the same algorithm, though, at least for Foxpro.


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