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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Sep 2007

    Unanswered: 'idx & .dat files

    How can I open files on my database with extensions .idx & .dat ? I do not know what database does this programs used. But I wanted the database to be updated without going through the interface, but instead do some import of data into those files .dat & .idx if they can be viewed or browsed.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Arizona, USA
    idx & dat files are usually associated with dbase/foxpro desktop database apps.
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  3. #3
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Durban, ZA

    DAT files


    Its been my experience that many programmes written in BASIC language variants use these formats - dat for datafile and IDX usually some sort of B-Tree indexing system. These files are usually random access files.

    You should be able to get help by asking someone at PowerBasic forums. I remember there was a programme floating around that could analyse a dat file for some sort of structure to read it for importing etc.

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