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    Unanswered: Dbase III Plus or any other

    I have a copy of dbase III and was looking for any tutorials etc. I used to use it years ago and was getting back into it. Is there any other database that is quite easy to programme
    Last edited by faldo; 10-22-05 at 16:06.

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    I was weaned on dBase III+, but I moved to Foxpro, then on to Visual FoxPro.
    That's what I would suggest you do if you're planning on doing any serious programming.
    dBase III+ is fine for simple things, maybe refreshing your prior knowledge, but since it is a DOS based appilcation you will start experiencing problems running it on newer OS's, not to mention the many limitations compared to newer technology.
    DSummZZZ

    Even more Fox stuff at
    www.davesummers.net/foxprolinks.htm

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    came across a visual dbase 5.5 i also hace file maker 7 am i better with foxpro or ar these system any good.
    Thanks

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    I'm somewhat familiar with those, but I've never used either one. They are both rather outdated and limited products.

    For a medium to large database management system, VFP is unmatched in ease of use, speed, interopability, and system design.
    For larger database files (>2gig), something like SQL or Oracle would be better suited.

    If all you're wanting to do is learn some basics, start with the dBase product. It will be a smaller learning curve should you decide you need a better product. But don't bother with Filemaker.
    DSummZZZ

    Even more Fox stuff at
    www.davesummers.net/foxprolinks.htm

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    Where is the (cheapest place to get a copy of vfp or even a demo i would like to hace a wee look at it. Remember i am up inremote scotland.

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    As far as I know, there is no demo available. There was at one time but the trial period has expired.

    Here is a link to a site that sells VFP 9. I'm not sure if their price is any better or worse than anywhere else though. Just Google around a little. You may find a better deal.
    http://www.foxtoolbox.com/itemgroup.dbx?sku=340-01230

    So you're from Scotland, eh? Here's a link to a fellow VFP programmer's web site you may be interested in. He's from Scotland also.
    http://www.ml-consult.demon.co.uk/foxstuff.htm
    DSummZZZ

    Even more Fox stuff at
    www.davesummers.net/foxprolinks.htm

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    do you know of any good sites with a basic tutorial for foxpro. i have a copy now and trying to get into it.
    any help would be appreciated thanks.

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    I'm won't endorse this site, as it may contain copyrighted material.
    However, it was for VFP 6, and we're up to VFP 9 now, so whatever license may be antiquated.

    Anyway, even though it is for VFP 6, most of it still applies to later versions.
    http://docs.rinet.ru:8083/GlyadiLisu/index.htm

    Also, besides this forum, there are many other VFP forums where you can learn from.
    One of my favorites is tek-tips.com. There are several VFP forums there.
    For more, go to my website: http://www.davesummers.net/foxprolinks.htm and take a look at some of the links I have posted.
    DSummZZZ

    Even more Fox stuff at
    www.davesummers.net/foxprolinks.htm

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