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My doctors office uses a dBase based system for administration, keeping 
patient records and so on. It has integrated LO for many purposes, i.e. 
medical letters. As I was told, reading those dbf files using scripts is easy 
(dbf_dump), modifying dbf files from outside the program however tedious, 
they use LO base for that purpose. Unfortunately, the SQL commands for dBase 
are limited.


 etc.Am Donnerstag, 4. August 2016 schrieb Girvin Herr:
On 08/04/2016 09:16 AM, toki wrote:
On 02/08/2016 16:39, Ken Springer wrote:
Now that you mentioned dBase, you may, or may not, be aware that LO has
a dBase option.  But a limitation to it that I found is that older

I didn't know this, but must admit dBase is probably not the best

For most individuals, dBase3 is adequate. Perhaps a little slow, but
with current hardware, not spectacularly so. However, the major
stumbling block is that there is even less LibO documentation for it,
than there is for Base.


I used dBase in the 80s and I must assume that since it still seems to
have a demand, that users are still out there and happy with it.  It did
have some nice features, such as the programming capability, which is
why I tried to import my files into LO rather than reinvent the wheel.
I suspect most of the users are "on the other side of the pond", since I
rarely hear of dBase users here in the US.  Then again, Fortran is still
active too.  It takes a long time for that flywheel to coast to a stop.


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