dBase is a database management system, or DBMS. A DBMS is a software which uses computer programs to control the creation, maintenance, and use of a database, allowing organizations to develop databases for different applications by database administrators and other experts. A database is an integrated collection of information records, files, and other items. One of the major contributions of dBase is the dbf file extension. In order to learn how to open dbf, a user must click File | Open menu, or click on the corresponding icon on the toolbar. In the file opening dialog box select the dBase files files, use Ctrl and Shift keys for multiple selection. You can also learn about dbf conversion here at dbf.net.
A common dbase Dbf conversion is dbf to sql. In order to do so, the user must select the source file, select the output sql file, preview, select options for sorting, filtering data; or select/unselect columns, set order for columns. Then, select options for sql format: SQL Syntax, rows delimiter, and click Finish. Dbl conversion can also involve dbf to xls. This is done by selecting the dbf file extension or folder with the files, selecting the output xls (excel) file or foder for .xls files, preview, select options for sorting, filtering data; columns can be select/unselect as well, setting order for columns, and clicking Finish. This dbf conversion can be done from the command line too.
dBase serves as container for an IDE with a plethora of features these are some features worth highlighting:
Runtime engine (needed in order to work with DB files)
Just in time compiler,
Linker (Needed to create dBase .exe's for applications)
Several two-way GUI design tools
-SQL Query Designer
Virtual machine interpreter
D base has the ability to switch between GUI and the Source Code, which is often called "Two-way Tools".
In order to simplify the creation of applications to programmers, it is also packed with some other useful tools:
Source Code Editor
dBase handles exceptions in a complex structure with plenty of classes and sub classes arranged in a single heritage system. You have visual classes, data classes, and lots of supporting classes at your disposition.
Visual classes may include TextLabel, Text, ReportViewer, Report, ActiveX, ScrollBar, Grid, Image, PushButton, ListBox, ComboBox, SpinBox, RadioButton, Entryfield, Container, Notebook, SubForm, Form, and many more. Database classes may include Datamodule, StoredProc, Field, Rowset, Query, Database, and Session classes. Other classes are Object, Exception, Date, Array, Math, String, File and others. Objects can be dynamically subclassed by attaching new properties to them at runtime. The current version of, dBase Plus, is not compatible with any previous DOS version, including the latest dBase V. Of course this is just an introduction devised by dbf.net. To check a usage example of the format, click here
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