dBase lib

Dave LeYanna dleyanna at rtl.org
Thu Aug 12 15:00:14 EDT 2004

See note below... 

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From: use-revolution-bounces at lists.runrev.com [mailto:use-revolution-bounces at lists.runrev.com] On Behalf Of Andre Garzia
Sent: Thursday, August 12, 2004 2:48 PM
To: How to use Revolution
Subject: Re: dBase lib

On Aug 12, 2004, at 3:26 PM, Dave LeYanna wrote:

> 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...
> Dave


Do you need dbase files or can just be another format?

I am converting an old system that has dozens of tables, 50 or so custom written programs and semi-associated systems. I am moving little pieces over to PostgreSQL a little at a time because it is way to much to move everything at once. The old design needs to be reworked and has been reworked over the years by way to many system designers.

I need to be able to retrieve and update records in the old system and at the same time manipulate data in the new PostgreSQL system. I want the front end to become congruent and transparent to the two data storage backends. As time goes on everything will be in the PostgreSQL backend but for now...


 You can use serendipty library. It will not give you SQL but it will give you those old school feeling using record pointers and navigation. Also, if the problem is in the deployment you can always check Valentina or wait till SQLite external is available, both will give you nice SQL features.

Also, try doing windows in Python... it's awfull even using PyObjC... 
Better use Rev. So the point is, it must be *.dbf files, like you want to migrate old records, or it must be a simple filebased database with no fuss?


Andre Alves Garzia  2004  BRAZIL

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