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    Off topic: VFP query. (Visual Fox pro)

    We have a 5 million record database in Visual FoxPro, we seek someone to write a "run time" program for us (Perth W Aust) , Is there anywhere on this site we may better direct this query, apologies for any inconvenience to readers here. Rod.

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    Re: Off topic: VFP query. (Visual Fox pro)

    Do you want the database written in Access? Access has a run time environment.
    What do you want this database to do?

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    Re: Off topic: VFP query. (Visual Fox pro)

    G'day Pat, we are unashamedly ignorant in database management, we subscribe to a proprietory database, and are given a runtime program that extracts data required for our daily needs, that has run smoothly for years. What we want is to extract subsets from the VFP database in DBF form to paste into a flat file database. The major database VFP currently does not offer all the fields that is holds, so querying can never match our flat file fields. Our flat file accomodates 75 fields, VFP only offers around 20 fields in any one of its resident queries. Hope that makes sense ? We tried Access once and hated it, we need the flat file option as it offers minute variation in trend spotting. Rod.

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    Re: Off topic: VFP query. (Visual Fox pro)

    As far as i know you should be able to link foxpro tables from Access.

    Used Access only once and hated it? Gee you sure gave it a great chance!!

    Have you any idea at all of the power of Access?

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    Re: Off topic: VFP query. (Visual Fox pro)

    Hmmm. sorry to apparently offend. "once" entailing employing an access programmer at $150 an hour, but not seeming to get anywhere, we were never comfortable with her application. Never mind, we shall keep looking. [img]/forums/images/smilies/smile.gif[/img]

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    Re: Off topic: VFP query. (Visual Fox pro)

    You can try Visual FoxPro General - MSDN Forums.

    Or perhaps FoxPro Database on Experts Exchange.

    Or search Google for foxpro forums

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    Re: Off topic: VFP query. (Visual Fox pro)

    Thank you very much, Hans.

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    Re: Off topic: VFP query. (Visual Fox pro)

    I worked in Foxpro DOS, Windows, MAC and some Visual Foxpro in the 90's and early 21st century. I switched to Access in 2002 due to demand and difficulty finding IT types unwilling to bring anything other than Oracle, SQL Server, and Access.

    If you are unable to locate adequate resources or individuals, feel free to contact me.

    Ken

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