ANN: dbf.py 0.94.003

Simon Cropper simoncropper at fossworkflowguides.com
Fri Jul 27 03:22:11 CEST 2012


On 27/07/12 05:31, Ethan Furman wrote:
> A few more bug fixes, and I actually included the documentation this
> time.  :)  It can be found at http://python.org/pypi/dbf, and has been
> tested on CPythons 2.4 - 2.7, and PyPy 1.8.

[snip]

Ethan,

That's great.

Can you comment on the ultimate aim of the project?

Is this package primarily a "universal dbf translator" that allows the 
data stored in DBFs (which I might add I have many in legacy VFP 
applications and GIS Shapefiles) to be accessed and extracted or is the 
module being designed to be used interactively to extract data from and 
update tables?

I remember on the last thread that someone mentioned that indexes are 
not supported. I presume then that moving around a table with a couple 
of million records might be a tad slow. Have you tested the package on 
large datasets, both DBFs with a large number of records as well as a 
large number of fields?

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