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Using dBASE3PLUS

 
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Hi

 Having creaated a table in dbase 3 plus(as shown in the attachment) ,how to go for data furniishing  to identify the field on execution (output)

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Why dbase? It's a dead product. As far as I can recall, Microsoft killed off the whole line maybe 2 decades ago.

Yeah, it's a simple format. But it's absolutely useless for a multi-threaded/multi-user environment (like a web application). It also cannot be accessed effectively over a network. And I'm not sure what, if any native JDBC drivers are supported for it now.

Then there's the question of how to use it in an ORM environment like JPA.

Of all the lightweight DBMS's, it probably has the least support for modern-day environments. You'd probably do better with MS-Access. You'd definitely do better with SQLite or Apache Derby.
 
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Comal Rajagopalaratnam Muthukumar wrote:Having creaated a table in dbase 3 plus




Sorry, I have nothing useful to give to OP but wow, for a minute there I thought I'd been sucked into a portal and traveled back in time to 1980s.

The Wikipedia entry on Dbase lists activity around the product as recently as January 2017 although it's likely very different from your uncle's dBase from the 80s. I worked in xBase in the first couple years of my career but as Tim says, there are probably better alternatives out there.
 
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Oh yeah. I had to dig memories out of the mud and I was supporting FoxPro right up to the point where my loyal employer threw me out on the street in 2001 and subsequently liquidated the entire department I'd worked in.

It appears that Microsoft essentially killed FoxPro by 2006. DBase III was, of course, the name of the product before it became FoxBase and then got bought by Microsoft.

In their heyday, FoxPro was like a slightly more powerful alternative to Microsoft Access. Around Y2K, however, Access was limited to 1GB data files whereas FoxPro tables could be 2GB. Rather tiny by today's standards. Both systems had their own programming facilities - Access with Visual Basic, et al. and FoxPro with its own native language. Both provided services for desktop form based applications.

Since the demise of FoxPro, there has been legacy support, especially in Linux - LibreOffice can still process dbase files, in fact. But it's not considered appropriate as a system for new development.

There's a new company calling itself dbase.com and claiming a dbase 2019 product, but they haven't made themselves very well-known and I'm not even sure if the product itself is based on dbase-format files. They also need to do some editing on their Wordpress-based company website.

All in all, however, I still don't recommend developing code based on dBase III+,
 
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