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utility to import from dbase III dbf into MS sql server 6.5

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any utility available to import dbaseIII dbf files into MS sql server 6.5?
Can bcp do the task?
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Couple of ways you can approach this.

1) BCP won't do it directly, but if you extract the dbf data into a text file, then you can import from there.  If interested in this approach, download DBFLOOK from FilePile, or give me your email address and I'll send you a copy (I am the author).  It allows you to extract from dbf's into text files, with control to select all or specific records and also to select all or only some of the fields in each record, etc.

2) MS Access has readers for dbf files.  An easy approach is to use Access to "Link" to dbf files and also to tables in your sql server via odbc dsn, then you can use sql to process the dbf records into your sql server.  This process can be automated in access via vba module code and macros.

3) I also have a command line controlled program for automating the extract of dbf files into text file formats, if you are interested.

email me at cymbolic@aol.com for more info.
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Hi!

There is a XP that comes with SQL server that can
directly read a DB III file. However it has some limit. It has
numrecords defined as short that means it would only work
to tables with numrecords<32768. Fix this by opening
the source code in C ++ and redim the variable to long
and recompile the DLL.

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