Subject Re: csv file
From Ed <>
Date Tue, 16 Jan 2024 07:39:45 -0500
Newsgroups dbase.getting-started

Mervyn Bick Wrote:

> On 2024/01/16 00:56, ed wrote:
> > want to make a csv file from a dbf.  thought i knew how to do this...
> >
> > Ed
> The simplest way to create a .csv file from a .dbf table is
> use whatever.dbf
> copy to whatever.csv delimited
> use
> This does, however, have two major drawbacks.  It will not include data
> from memo fields and it saves dates as ...,20240116,....  i.e no
> delimiters and no separators.
> If you do not need to save data from memo fields and if the program(s)
> that will read your .csv file can handle the dates in that format then
> that's all you need.
> If you need to include data from memo fields or if you want a different
> date format it gets more complicated.  There is code in the dUFLP to do
> this but let's cross this bridge only if it's necessary.
> Mervyn.
> don’t need that…..