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In vb6 with pervasive sql, then call file with other filename , but same tablename in ddf

I open files like this and works ok"
even if in the table.ddf  the filename is defined as:  MUT.PVW

With vMUT
.DatabaseName = "J:\PDS\MUT{H05.H05
.Location = .DatabaseName
 Status% = .Open
 .IndexNumber = 2
 Status% = .GetFirst
While Status% = 0
 Debug.Print .FieldValue(0)
 Status% = .GetNext
end with

So the MUT{h05.h05 is seen this way.
Only using SQL gives a error if file opened is different then in table
 when I call like:   select * from mutaties  
if MUT.PVW exist (wich is in table.ddf the name off file)  no problem
but if not,
 and still did the first lines with opening this file MUT{H05.H05  I get error

I there something I can do in the SQL statement to set direction to the other filename using the default table
(else create for every instance a definition in the table , and if can I do that from VB6 , copying the table ?)

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Yes -- the command is ALTER TABLE tabelname IN DICTIONARY USING 'filename';

This will point your existing definition to a new data file.
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This i do on real file mut.pvw, no error
select * from mutaties  where mutboek = '60'  and mutrek <> '1300'  order by mutstuk

select * from mutaties  where mutboek = '60'  and mutrek <> '1300'  order by mutstuk,  ALTER TABLE 'MUTATIES' IN DICTIONARY USING 'MUT{H05.H05'

with or without de ,   before the word ALTER  will generate error
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ok will find out , thanks
Ok that works, but also learned that doing this on multi-user platform will be dangerous, due to other users could open that table at same time, so will only use at stand-alone and/or table name wich are in use with 1 person
Exactly correct, as indicated above.  If you need to access numerous files from the SQL layer at the same time, then you should really create a DDF definition for each.  With newer versions of PSQL, you may be able to use the PCC or DDF Builder to Export the table schema, and then use CREATE TABLE ... IN DICTIONARY statements to create the other ones.  Please note, though, that this process is not always perfect, so you may have to verify that what you are doing is working perfectly before you do a lot of them.
just wrote a small VB routine wich copies the original table with a new name and add it to the table,  in use software there will a look in a file to see wich tablename to use