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Connecting VB3 (pro) to dBase V (for Windows)

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I am struggling with connecting to a dBase V (for Windows) database from VB3 professional - most stuff works but I
get problems with certain aspects such as indexes. I guess the problem stems from the fact that VB3 only provides support for dBase III and dBase IV connections...

Does anyone know of a 3rd party (or Microsoft for that matter)solution?

..... and while I'm on here :o) .......
I sometimes get the message "Installable ISAM missing" when my program loads and it appears that the xbs110.dll is not being found.... I can simply remedy this by recompiling my .exe  (honest!)

Am I the only person to get this problem?

Thanks
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Get the VB CodeBase library from Sequiter Software.  It's been around the longest, even before VB, and its one of the best if not the best for working with .dbf files and the many types of index formats put out by the various dbase family of development systems.

This should cure your library loading problem as well
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I prefer answers that do not require the respondent to go out and purchase new software packages and incur the learning curve associated with the new tool .....IF...... the required functionality can be obtained from the development tools that are already being used.
Case in point: Connecting to dBase files from Visual Basic.
Microsoft supplies several ways to connect to these files.
The ODBC is one method. The other is to make a 'direct' connection to the dbase file. A supplemental 'INF' file can be used to inform VB there are INDEX files you would like to associate with the DBF file. You cannot use the SEEK method on your recordset without an index so this is imperative from a speed standpoint.
VB will open the DBF AND the INDEX files you specify and update the indices when you make changes to the DBF.

SO, rather than tell the client to go and purchase some tool you have read about in a magazine or heard of from somewhere, let's give REAL answers and throw in some code to prove it, if necessary.
Jim Alford,    Software Engineer
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