Subject Accessing Computer Serial Number
From Matt Milner <>
Date Fri, 15 Feb 2019 08:15:17 -0500
Newsgroups dbase.getting-started

I am writing a security interface to my software. As part of this process, I lock to the computer's serial number.  To get the serial number, I type this: Run( "WMIC BIOS get serialnumber > serialnumber.txt").  This creates a text file containing the serial number. I then open a database and type this: append from serialnumber.txt sdf
When I do this  I get this error:  Database Engine Error: Corrupt file - other than header.  Is there another way to get the serial number? To contrast, when I get the hostname by typing Run("hostname > hostname.txt")  the data appends just fine.