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 by the PmaDatabase
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 by the PmaTrendGroup
object (if the "Storage type
" configurator in this object is set to Database dBase backups
). In this case the file name is longer than 8
characters, and cannot be opened by the PmaDatabase
object, but it is readable, for example, by Microsoft Excel
The database can be filled:
- by the PmaAdo
object via the ADO Provider Microsoft dBase Driver (*.dbf)
For next descriptions to the dBase