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Windows ODBC driver for Dbase?

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I was wondering if anyone knew of a free ODBC driver that would work with DBASE? We have a windows 2003 server that needs to connect to a point of sale system that uses an old Dbase database. Does anyone knwo where we can find one?
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The Microsoft Jet 4.0 database engine includes a dBase driver. I don't know enough about Windows 2003 Server to know how it does its connections, but applications written in Visual Studio .NET would have access to the Jet engine and could read and write dBase files.
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ElrondCT you are correct. I found this article:
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Web_Development/Web_Languages-Standards/ASP/Q_20059866.html?sfQueryTermInfo=1+connect+dbase+remot

The solution in the article didn't quite work for me, but the first part of the answer got me thinking and I found that when I created an ODBC connection it would never let me connect to it. The article mentioned because the database is on a remote machine, setting the machine name in the registry. So I created a connection with a real funky name like PurpleBunnies on my local computer and then opened regedit and searched for PurpleBunnies to find the path in the registry (I did this just in case there was something else in the registry with the same name. Very little chance of another PurpleBunnies entry) Once I found the registry key I changed the path to the \\MachineName path. From here I assured the appropriate security on the remote folder and Now I can connect.
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I would like to award points to ElrondCT but I do not get "Accept Multiple Solutions" on my post. I solved this problem myslef but still found ElrondCT helpfull. Can you give them the points?
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The way you've closed the question will award me points, while noting that yours was the real answer to the problem. Thanks! I'm glad you got it worked out. It you want to give credit to the other expert as well, I think you can still edit the points awarded.
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