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CCVT converting DAT file to DBF

CCVT converting DAT file to DBF

CCVT converting DAT file to DBF

(OP)
Hi Clarion experts,

When I convert DAT file to DBF using CCVT.exe, I always find that the group fields missing in the output files. Can any body help so that I get all the data?

Here are the details for your reference:

THE FILE (Just an example)
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PRFILE     file,pre(IP),name(FI_PRFILE), reclaim
B_KEY      key(IP:A,IP:B,IP:C,IP:E,IP:D),nocase
RECORD    record
A           string(10)
B           string(10)
C           string(5)
D           string(3)
E           string(3)
F           string(1)
G          string(1)
H          group
           group, dim(5)
I          long
J          real
           .
           group,dim(8)
K          string(1)
L          real

CCVT.EXE
--------
version 2.1 release 2110

MYSELF
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I have no Clarion except CCVT.exe
I cannot do programming in Clarion.


Many Thanks!!

RE: CCVT converting DAT file to DBF

There are a lot of things incompatible between the Clarion DAT file and the dBase DBF file i.e. like GROUPs, ARRAYs, etc.

There is a freeware utility written in Clarion called XSCAN written by Vadim Berman which allows you to copy between files. You could check that out. The website is www.power10.co.il/en and the contact e-mails are info@www.power10.co.il and support@www.power10.co.il.  
 
To use this program the file structure should be available in an ASCII file. Also the file structure is expected in the Windows version format i.e. the DRIVER attribute should be there on the file header

FILE,.. --> FILE,DRIVER('Clarion'),.. for Clarion DAT files
FILE,.. --> FILE,DRIVER('dBase3'),..  for dBase3  DBF files
FILE,.. --> FILE,DRIVER('dBase4'),..  for dBase4  DBF files
FILE,.. --> FILE,DRIVER('Clipper'),.. for Clipper DBF files

It will be better to remove the GROUP fields in the DBF structures.

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