dBase lib

Dave LeYanna dleyanna at rtl.org
Thu Aug 12 14:26:47 EDT 2004

Points well taken, none the less...

Let me take a different approach here. How about creating libs (not an
external) that have functions like open, close, set order to, seek, append,
delete, pack, get, put and so on. The tables are in use now I just want to
use Rev as a front end without ODBC. However if nothing like this exists I
suppose that I'll have to decide if I want to take the time to make it (not
likely) or not use Rev as the front end. I wonder about Python...


-----Original Message-----
From: use-revolution-bounces at lists.runrev.com
[mailto:use-revolution-bounces at lists.runrev.com] On Behalf Of Jan Schenkel
Sent: Thursday, August 12, 2004 12:49 PM
To: How to use Revolution
Subject: RE: dBase lib

--- Dave LeYanna <dleyanna at rtl.org> wrote:
> I know that is one way to do it but I wanted native access (direct 
> file
> access) because of difficulties in setting up ODBC on client desktops 
> and the problems with mixed OS environments.
> Thanks for your help. This may be the way that I have to go...
> Dave

Hi Dave,

Though the file format itself is not overly
complicated and well documented online, the hard part
is creating the actual database engine that would
parse your SQL commands and spit out the result of
your SELECT.
The ODBC driver takes care of all that ; and with
Valentina, MySQL, PostgreSQL and other databases
natively supported, hardly anyone will see the need to
write a native driver for dBase files -- now if this
had been 8 years ago...

Jan Schenkel.

"As we grow older, we grow both wiser and more foolish at the same time."
(La Rochefoucauld)

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