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How to stop Dbase error?

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Hello everyone,
I have an issue with a Dbase program. One of the dbf files is not working correctly. It stops the program with the error
“Not a Dbase database”.
Any thoughts on how to make this database work with Dbase again?

Answer #1


Because we run MySQL, and not DBASE, our experience here will be limited, at best. I would recommend a Google search with the entire error message to get you started.

Answers Answered By: jdavey [359 Blue Star Level]

Answer #2

Thanks for answer

Answers Answered By: iain-frisealach [2 Grey Star Level]

Answer #3

Try opening the .dbf file in Excel or other program that supports opening the .dbf format.

Once opened in Excel you should be able to view the file, delete any “bad data”, and resave to a new name (with the .dbf extension).

Also possible to create a new table with the structure of the old table, append records from the old to the new. May salvage records until the corruption is encountered.

Also this issue is discussed on these sites:

Answers Answered By: CollinHerring [2 Grey Star Level]

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