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How can I add characters to dBASE IV database in Excel (I'm using Office97)??

When I add characters, save that database and then open it those added characters have disappeared somehow.
I guess I have to somehow tell Excel a new database area so that Excel can save also those new characters? Or is it so?

Thanks in advance!
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by:ZenMaster
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Are the tables for DBIV linked into Excel?  If so, how so?  Or are you doing this programatically?
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Tables aren't linked into Excel and I just wanna manually add characters to that dBase table.
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by:antrat
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You would probaly have to have to save the file as a DB iv file. To do this select save as from the file menu then select the "Save as type" drop down dialog box , and scroll down to the "DB4 (Db IV ) (*,dbf) and select it.
Hope it works .
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I do that already!
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If you try rewrite existing DBF file - Excel could miss new data - when you open DBF file in Excel look at named range Database. Change this named range to cover all your data and save as DBFIV
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Yes, that really was the actual problem!
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