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How can I open a FoxPro table through the FoxPro native drive in Delphi 4 ?

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by:dwwang
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Yes, any problems?
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It seems that I cannot use the native driver named "FoxPro" !

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by:dwwang
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Didn't experienced such kind of problem.

Add a alias using "Stardard" driver, then in the alias's 'Default driver', select Foxpro. Select the correct path, then every thing is OK.
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by:andrewyu
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Do you mean that I can only configure it in Delphi !

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by:dwwang
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What do you mean?
To access databases, you must have an alias defined. You can do it in BDE Administrator/DBExplorer.
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by:andrewyu
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I know, but, where can I find 'Default driver' ?

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(I am using Delphi 4 Professional)
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by:dwwang
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I haven't used D4 Prof., but I think the BDE setup
should be the same:

In BDE administrator, select the menu Object-New..,
then select Standard, right?
So there will be a new alias in the left tree, usually named STANDARD1, right?

Select the STANDARD1, and see the right side of the windows, there will be 4 rows, as are 'Type', 'Default driver',
'Enable BCD' and 'PATH'.              ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Select the 'Default driver', it is a ComboBox, drop it down and you can see foxpro there. If you can't that means D4 professional does not come along with FoxPro.
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by:andrewyu
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It is ok now, but, can it use the table of Visual FoxPro 5 ?

Thank you very much !

Andrew
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by:andrewyu
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But, how can I use ASCIIDRV ?

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dwwang earned 10 total points
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The Foxpro drive along with delphi can not support VFP5 tables, it can only support forpro for DOS 2.5/2.6

For ASCII driver, I don't know.
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I understand !

Thank you very much !

Andrew
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