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dBase files are plain text, but they have a specific format, which varies with version (feature add-ins). I did some research on the file format when I was trying to decide how I wanted to approach resurrecting my files. Another option is to use the old dBase 1.x under dosemu under Linux. Actually, that may be the easiest way to do it, but maybe not the long-lasting correct way.


On 08/04/2016 09:57 PM, Walther Koehler wrote:
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.


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