How to view .DBF file?

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How to view .DBF file?

Postby AapoSipila » Tue Jul 12, 2016 5:24 am

I have a dbf file that I need to view the contents of. When I try to open in Visual FoxPro 9 It tells me it's missing the memo file.

how do I open the dbf file without the fpt file?
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Re: How to view .DBF file?

Postby Karlsweldt » Tue Jul 12, 2016 5:43 am

The file is encoded (formatted) by the program that created it.
Other similar programs may not have the same decoding feature.
Open Office [ http://www.openoffice.org ] may be capable of viewing the file.
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Re: How to view .DBF file?

Postby BryanNeilson » Tue Jul 19, 2016 8:06 am

Refer to the following thread for some possible solutions. maybe it'll help you somehow.
https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Fo ... ovistaapps

Just a note: You should create a backup copy even for the first option. When working on file with false memo you must not touch the memo field. The only action you should do is to copy non-memo fields into another table.
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Re: How to view .DBF file?

Postby AapoSipila » Thu Jul 21, 2016 9:35 am

Thank you guys for your feedback and help. Sorry, that long time did not respond. This is because the issue was solved and I forgot to tell.) Thank you!
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