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Import FoxPro(?) CDX files to Access 2K3

By CMB from Omaha ·
Hi all,

I have some database files that are supposed to be FoxPro (version unknown), but am not 100% sure of that. The file extensions are .CDX and .DBF

I am able to import the DBF files into Access 2003 using the ODBC driver for FoxPro, although one field does "corrupt" (not an important one for my purposes). However, I have no idea how the .CDX files can or should be used, or how to join all these data/dbf files (I can see how the .dbf files are intended to "link up" but don't know how to do this without major pain). Can someone please point me in the right direction. I do know a fair amount about relational databases and SQL if that helps. TIA

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by BFilmFan In reply to Import FoxPro(?) CDX file ...

A pretty good explanation of CDX is here:
http://www.archive.org/web/researcher/cdx_file_format.php

It's most likely Foxpro 8.
http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/dv_foxhelp/html/lngcdxlp_rp.asp

Microsoft has an article on the issue here:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/824264

According to what I have read, Microsoft says that you cannot directly import as the ISAM driver is not included with Access. Sounds like a way to make you purchase Foxpro to me...

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