Database Beginner

Jan Schenkel janschenkel at
Tue Nov 9 06:26:00 CST 2004

--- John Miller <johnmiller1950 at> wrote:
> Greetings,
> I am a beginner at working with databases. I want my
> stack to be able 
> to plug customer information from our company's
> database into various 
> fields. We have an OBDC driver that somehow allows
> us to make a text 
> file of this information, but I would like to access
> the info directly.
> My first task is to identify what type of database
> we have.  The folder 
> that holds our database info has a number of files.
> These are 
> custs.dat, cust.idx, and custs.mem. Is it possible
> to tell what type of 
> database I am using by these names?
> John Miller

Hi John,

A trip to <> suggests that the
database system that created the files is Clarion ;
but you should check with the vendor of your company's
If your goal is to display (but not modify) the data
in these files, and you have the right ODBC driver, it
shouldn't be too hard to setup automated queries that
can display the data in a Revolution application.

Jan Schenkel.

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