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    Linking to dbase file (Access 2000)

    I've got a major problem here.

    I've just finished a project for a new client. He receives tests as .dbf files via e-mail. After he saves them to disk, my app has to find each one, link to it, copy the data, then delete the linked table and the .dbf file. On my computer, it works fine, but when installed on client's machine, it won't allow me to link or even import these .dbf files (importing gives "invalid format" message). We are both using A2000, although I'm using Win98SE and he is using WinXP.

    After a lot of digging back at the office, I thought maybe my version of msxbde40.dll is more recent, but the version level seems to indicate it was probably the first version released! (Haven't checked his yet, as at time I didn't know what file to look for).

    Is there anything else that could cause this?
    Mark Liquorman
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    Re: Linking to dbase file (Access 2000)

    Mark -
    Another possibility is that he doesn't have all the data converter files for Office installed. It seems to me the .dbf files are DBase, so you need to have the convertor for those files installed. Check your Office install against his and see what options are different. HTH
    Wendell

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    Re: Linking to dbase file (Access 2000)

    Dbase does show up as a file type in the import and link file selection, so I'm sure the filter is there. I did find a mention in MSKB of a conflict with Borland BDE, but I followed the instructions and this didn't resolve the issue. But right now I'm just trying to get something that will work tomorrow. I can't really ask for final payment until I get it running (what should I say, "pay me anyway because it's not my fault"?)!<g>
    Mark Liquorman
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