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dBase III max file size limits

dBase III max file size limits

dBase III max file size limits


I would like to know the maximum size limits for each of the below dbase III file types:
NOTE: not max # tables, NOT field sizes, NOT # of fields, indexes, etc... but the actual size of the file (kb, mb, or gb) .... what are the maximum sizes each can be.... Thank you...


Thank you once again for any help....


RE: dBase III max file size limits

Not certain on max sizes but if you get multiple large tables the indexes may get corrupt. I battle this all of the time. I just purge, slice and dice to get a functional size again.

Jim C.

RE: dBase III max file size limits

dBase 3 (mid-1980s) was a 16-bit DOS app, dBase 5 for DOS (1995) was a 16/32-bit hybrid whose compatibility was enhanced for Windows. I used 2, 3 briefly, 3+ and 5.

I don't know if there was a specified file size limit for dBase 3, but all these apps could not read or write files larger than 2GB (2^31 bytes). That would be the upper limit.

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