Subject Re: Error opening a table
From Mustansir Ghor <>
Date Mon, 12 Feb 2018 14:29:39 -0500
Newsgroups dbase.getting-started

Dear Mervyn

The problem was of production index of pharm.mdx. Actually pharm.dbf was encrypted and later I decrypted. So when I was opening a decrypted p:pharm.dbf its was associating with encrypted pharm.mdx file an thereby giving error on opening.

Best Regards

Mervyn Bick Wrote:

> On 2018-02-09 1:22 PM, Mustansir A Ghor wrote:
> > Use p:pharm
> >
> > Other dbf files open but this does not. However it still open in dbase  for DOS
> >
> I've been using dBASE since dBASE II in the early 1980's and I've never
> seen that error message.  It isn't even in the list of error messages in
> the dBASE Plus 11.3 help file.
> If you can open other .dbf files on the p: mapped drive I have no idea
> why you can't open pharm.dbf.
> What version of dBASE for DOS are you using?
> You could try copying the table to a new file using dBASE for DOS.  If
> that doesn't work try exporting the data to a .csv file,  create a new
> table in dBASE Plus and import the .csv file.
> Mervyn.