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SELECT WHERE with Foxpro Db from VB6

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I need to create a recordset such as the following:  SELECT * FROM Table1 WHERE Status = "OPEN"   ...but the "table" is a Foxpro .dbf.  I can access the file and use all the records, but I just want a subset.  SQL Server or Access wouldn't be a problem, but I can't seem to find the right method to use this filtering with an ISAM file.  

What's the best way to create a filtered recordset from a Foxpro 2.6 source?
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by:vbWhiz
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How are you currently accessing the file and using the records? Are you using DAO? Some sample code would be a good start.
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' I hope the following works for you !

    Dim wrkJet As Workspace
    Dim dbsTest As Database
    Dim rstTemp As Recordset

    ' Create Workspace
    Set wrkJet = CreateWorkspace("", "admin", "", dbUseJet)
   
    ' Open Database : Replace path to fox files and fox version
    Set dbsTest = wrkJet.OpenDatabase("o:\viglen data\dbfs\all", True, True, "FoxPro 2.5;")

    ' Create recordset with a select and a where clause
    ' Chaneg SQL to reflect your query
    ' If the filter is a text string then ensure that single quotes are used
    Set rstTemp = dbsTest.OpenRecordset("SELECT * FROM ordline WHERE ion = '393632'", dbOpenForwardOnly)
   
    ' Loop through recordset and print some results
    With rstTemp
        Do While Not .EOF
            Debug.Print .Fields(0), .Fields(1)
            .MoveNext
        Loop
    End With

    rstTemp.Close
    dbsTest.Close
    wrkJet.Close



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by:gglover
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That got me started - thanks!
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