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Creating separate DBFs based on code in original DBF

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  • Creating separate DBFs based on code in original DBF

    I receive a DBF file from a customer were the records in the file have to be separated in to separate DBFs based on a code in the file. The field is a 5 character field. For example, in the file for today, there are 3 different values in the field - 12345, 67890, 97531 - thus 3 DBFs have to be made, named 12345.DBF, 67890.DBF, 97531.DBF. Some days there are 25 different values in the file, so doing the separating manually is time consuming and prone to error. How would I program this separating?

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    Re: Creating separate DBFs based on code in original DBF

    Jim

    Are you actually using the DOS Alpha 4 or is this a mis-post?

    There are better tools to do this in the Windows version (Alpha 5)

    There are ways to do this in Alpha 4, but finding someone that is skilled enough to do it might be as difficult as doing the task itself.

    Is 25 different values the max? Alpha 4 has scripting in the application section of the system, so the script can be setup and run as needed.
    Al Buchholz
    Bookwood Systems, LTD
    Weekly QReportBuilder Webinars Thursday 1 pm CST

    Occam's Razor - KISS
    Normalize till it hurts - De-normalize till it works.
    Advice offered and questions asked in the spirit of learning how to fish is better than someone giving you a fish.
    When we triage a problem it is much easier to read sample systems than to read a mind.
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      Re: Creating separate DBFs based on code in original DBF

      Hi Art,

      Yes, I am using Alpha4 version 6. I have looked at Alpha5, but we need a DBF utility, and Alpha4 has been our choice for it's ease of use, since Version 2. This latest utility need is beyond our hands-on knowledge of the product. There is no known limit to the number of possible values in any one file, but so far we have not seen more than 25. So your recommendation is the study the documentation about Applications?

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      • #4
        Re: Creating separate DBFs based on code in original DBF

        Jim

        Definitely look at the scripting part of applications.

        Happy New Year.
        Al Buchholz
        Bookwood Systems, LTD
        Weekly QReportBuilder Webinars Thursday 1 pm CST

        Occam's Razor - KISS
        Normalize till it hurts - De-normalize till it works.
        Advice offered and questions asked in the spirit of learning how to fish is better than someone giving you a fish.
        When we triage a problem it is much easier to read sample systems than to read a mind.
        "Make it as simple as possible, but not simpler."
        Albert Einstein

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        • #5
          Re: Creating separate DBFs based on code in original DBF

          Hi Jim,

          I'm still using Alpha4v7 which is much the same program as v6. I have wrote quite a few scripts in the past and I am more than happy to have look at what you require. Is there any chance of a copy (edited if necessary) of the file you get and a bit more info on the file as this would help if we are looking at the same data during any correspondance we may have.

          Cheers,
          Keith

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          • #6
            Re: Creating separate DBFs based on code in original DBF

            Keith,

            How do I provide you a sample file?

            Jim

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            • #7
              Re: Creating separate DBFs based on code in original DBF

              Hi Jim,
              You can either attach the sample to the message or send it direct to my email. The interest is in the file you receive, this is the one that we need to work on.

              Cheers,
              Keith

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                Re: Creating separate DBFs based on code in original DBF

                Hi Jim,

                All has been quite for a while now here on the board. Did you find a solution for your problem or are you still looking?

                Regards,
                Keith

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