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Thread: Dbase 4 changes

  1. #1
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    Feb 2004
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    Unanswered: Dbase 4 changes

    Hi,
    I have just been asked to make some changes to an existing dbase4 database. Small stuff like changing some column properties/lenghts etc. However, I have never used dbase4 before. Is there a quick and easy way to do this? A sample to change a text (address) column from 40 to 75 chars would be great.
    Thanks.

  2. #2
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    Apr 2004
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    Re: Dbase 4 changes

    To change the structure of a DBF file just open it (with USE) and execute MODIFY STRUCTURE . It is very easy to change the properties of existing fields but be careful on the impact that might have on programs that use the DBF file.

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