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    Unanswered: plz help help

    dear all ,

    i have project in foxpro 2.0 ,
    mistakenly i , opened the project by foxpro 6.0 it display windows to convert to foxpro 6.0 i press ok ,
    ohhhhhhhhhhh my god nothing happend just my project wont open back in foxpro 2.0 ,
    i would like to back to open project in foxpro 2.0

    anybody have an idea , plz ( cancel conversion)

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    I hope that you have a good backup. If you have one, use it and if necessary you can pull the data back "the hard way" using other tools. If you don't have a good backup, then you can recover most of the data, but I don't know of any way to retrieve the forms and related content.

    -PatP
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    Red face Need Help in Converting 13 dbf file into One dat through FoxPro

    Hi Folks

    I might be asking a very silly questions, but i have got no other go

    I have got multiple DBF files which i need to convert into one DAT file....

    The following is the actual process i have done to get this dbf files.

    1) Entered 3250 columns in excel 2007 (.xlsx) format
    2) Converted all the columns to text
    3) Since DBF IV has got only 256 column limit, i have divided these 3250 columns into thirteen files (each 250 columns)
    4) then converted 13 xls files to dbf IV format

    Now i need these files to get merged into .dat file (basically like in the same way the data were there in excel 2007 file it should be there)

    I have got FOXPRO 2.6 & VISUAL FORXPRO 9

    Need this help very urgently.

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    Which of the many DAT file formats are you using?

    We really need to treat these posts as a separate thread, so after you reply I'll break them away from this thread.

    -PatP
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    re:Need Help in Converting 13 dbf file into One dat through FoxPro

    Hey Pat

    we use sdf dat format for getting this data in ASCII character set



    -Karthik

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    VMK - "Need Help in Converting 13 dbf file into One dat through FoxPro"

    You have posted your question in the middle of another user's question.

    Go back and post your question separately so that we can answer that question and not get confused as to whose question we are replying to.

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    Now back to the original poster's question...

    ahmad83it - you can build a totally new Project file in the same manner as you first did when the Foxpro 2.0 application was new. That should 'fix' the project file.

    The other issue will be if the conversion process modified your other source code files.
    If not, then you should be OK.

    If they did modify them, then you will need to do 1 of 2 things:
    1. Retrieve your original files from a backup.
    2. Go ahead and do a REAL conversion to VFP6 (or hopefully VFP9) and enjoy the new functionality offered by the change.

    Good Luck

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    Go back to your original xlsx file. Open it with Excel 2010, then save it as a SDF file.

    -PatP
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    Hijacked Forum Posting

    Pat Phelan - you might have noticed that this has become a HIJACKED posting.

    The questions by VMK and the associated replies are not related to the original posting by ahmad83it regarding Foxpro 2.0 problems with the Project file.

    So your responses to VMK should have been "Post your own question, don't hijack someone else's with an unrelated question."

    This does a dis-service to anyone wanting to find answers to their questions by looking at the forum thread's 'name' on the over-view page.

    Perhaps you can get administrative help to split off the VMK questions & answers into its own posting.

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