Perl module for accessing dbase files

Discussion in 'Perl Misc' started by Bill H, Nov 2, 2007.

  1. Bill H

    Bill H Guest

    Has anyone used any of the modules on cpan for creating and
    manipulating dbase style database files? The few I found on there seem
    to be pretty old (one was from 1999).

    I am looking for the ability to create, edit, append and sort dbase
    files that will be accessed through an intranet "web-based" interface.
    The reason behind using dbase versus msql or others is that the
    clients have all their data in dbase format and use stand alone
    programs to work with it also.

    Any / all help appreciated

    Bill H
     
    Bill H, Nov 2, 2007
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  2. Bill H wrote:

    > Has anyone used any of the modules on cpan for creating and
    > manipulating dbase style database files? The few I found on there seem
    > to be pretty old (one was from 1999).


    I have used (and still suing) DBD::Xbase with success. Everything works as
    advertised. There is one shortcoming - you can't write files with indexes.
    I can live with that, but for serious applications this might be a killer.

    Rgds,
    Ekki
     
    Ekki Plicht (DF4OR), Nov 2, 2007
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