The default format for the dBase
is the *.dbf
file. It is commonly used in many applications, where a simple format for storing structured data is needed.
Work with dBase database
- At dBASE III,IV
it is necessary to enter table names up to 8 chars at the most (if the name is longer than 8 characters, then the database cannot be opened with the PmDatabase
object). Also the column names can have maximum 8 chars.
- The total number of columns is limited in the table.
files can be created also by saving the data using the PmTrend
object (if the Storage type
configurator is set to Database dBase backups
). In this case the file name is longer than 8
characters, and cannot be opened by the PmDatabase
object, but it is readable, for example, by Microsoft Excel
The database can be filled:
- by the PmAdo
object via the ADO Provider Microsoft dBase Driver (*.dbf)
For next descriptions to the dBase