Subject Re: Need to repair dBASE table saved in error as a text file
From Mervyn Bick <invalid@invalid.invalid>
Date Thu, 29 Sep 2022 17:07:03 +0200
Newsgroups dbase.getting-started

On 2022/09/29 16:55, Mervyn Bick wrote:

> A dBASE table doesn't need to be saved with the .dbf extension.  (That's
> an OLD trick to minimise finger-poking. :-) )
> Try USE whatever.txt  in the Command Panel.  As the table is indexed you
> should get a message with some options.  As all you need to do at the
> moment is confirm that the data is there choose the "Open read-only"
> option.   Either BROWSE or LIST All to see the data.  USE on its own to
> close the table

On second thoughts, the .MDX file has the tablename, without the .dbf,
tucked away in its header.  If you only changed the file extension from
.dbf to .txt dBASE should actually find the index.  If this is the case
the table will probably open without error.