Subject Re: Adding to an existing database
From Bob McKinney <>
Date Wed, 11 May 2022 15:20:16 -0400
Newsgroups dbase.getting-started

Hi Ken:  Where can I go to to learn about copy table() syntax?  

Realated question:  I do not have your first dBASE book.  Doest the new book (for 2019) refer back to the first one or is your present one
sufficint for 2919? Many thanks for the CB....Bob
>Ken Mayer Wrote:

> On 5/11/2022 8:48 AM, Bob McKinney wrote:
> > Hi All:  I am well aware of populating a "database" by creating  a table  while a database is open.  My question is, is it possible to add an existing table
> > to an existing database ?   All of my applications, including the tables, were created in the 2011/2013 time period using various database names.  Now
> > that I wish to start using 2019 I wish to have all ( 25 /30 ) my tables in one database (BSSBIZ).  I know that recreating a table  while the db is open will list
> > the new table.  Then you have to append the new table from the existing table to salvage all your data.   Works but messy and time consuming.
> >
> > If  there's a way it would certainly save a lot of time and work.  Many thanks............Bob
> You do know about the COPY TABLE command? It copies the table,
> structure, data, mdx and dbt files to a new filename, or a new location.
> If you're using database OBJECTS, there's a copyTable() method that does
> the same thing. You're doing too much work here. ;)
> Ken
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