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How to use .ndx index from CA-Clipper (MS DOS)

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How to setup CA-Clipper (DOS version 5.01) to use .NDX index files. Usualy CA-Clipper use .NTX format
for index files.

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I am not sure that 5.01 supports this. I believe that 5.2 does with RDD but not the earlier versions. What is the problem with using .NTX?
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I have to make some small application in CA-Cliper but I allready have table with .NDX format of index files. If somebody know how to do it from version 5.2 just tell me.
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There is a way to change the RDD as TimCottee specified, and there is an option, I believe, for DBFNDX in clipper 5.2.  

But, if you know how the indexes are identified, you can just re-create them using NTX.

Plus, I can tell you from many years of experience with Clipper, that the indexes do have the capacity to get corrupted from time to time.  I have a routine at the beginning of ALL of my clipper programs that checks for the existance of the index files.  If they dont exist, I recreate them.  This way, if the indexes go bad, I just delete all the index files and re-run the application.

I'm actually using CDX indexes for most of the large apps that I still support.
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