dBase lib

Andre Garzia soapdog at mac.com
Thu Aug 12 16:03:46 EDT 2004

On Aug 12, 2004, at 4:00 PM, Dave LeYanna wrote:

> 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...
> Dave


we don't have a plain dbase file lib, I think it should not be hard to 
implement a simple one, I just looked at 
http://www.garshol.priv.no/download/software/python/dbfreader.py  where 
you have a simple dbf reader. I think your options are:

1) Implement dbase lib on your won. That would be great.
2) Make a gui wrapper in Rev, use a command line tool on the background 
to interface with the dbase files (like gui in Rev, dbase engine in 
3) Use ODBC and be happy. Why can't you use ODBC, I am sure you said, 
but I missed...


Andre Alves Garzia ð 2004
Soap Dog Studios - BRAZIL

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