Last post Jul 27, 2016 08:02 PM by donalmorann
Jul 26, 2005 05:50 AM|ubique|LINK
Aug 09, 2005 11:17 AM|Kythor|LINK
This great article will explain everything you need.
Jun 01, 2007 05:21 AM|danadanny|LINK
Jun 20, 2007 05:42 PM|CindyWinegarden|LINK
You can use the FoxPro and Visual FoxPro OLE DB data provider to access your DBFs. It's downloadable from
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/vfoxpro/bb190232.aspx and works with all versions of FoxPro DBFs. A typical connection string for FoxPro "free" tables is "Provider=VFPOLEDB.1;Data Source=C:\Temp\;" In your SQL statements you would refer to the
specific DBF you are selecting data from. If there is a DBC (Database Container) file present where the DBFs are, then point your connection string to it, and again, refer to specific tables in your SQL commands. For example, "Provider=VFPOLEDB.1;Data Source=C:\Temp\Test.dbc;"
Jul 27, 2016 08:02 PM|donalmorann|LINK
As alternative method, look at steps below:
You need to create an environment under which the table is NOT validated when it is opened. This can be achieved by the command -SET TABLEVALIDATE TO 0. Now you can easily open your tables.
These are some “Prevention Steps” to prevent your data from corruption:
Try to put a code in your program that automatically creates a duplicate copy of your tables (columns & rows), index files and databases.
Set-up a back-up routine.
Inform the user to properly shutdown the computer and regularly perform back-up.
Use UPS for power back-up.