Subject Re: csv file
From Ed Furche <ED@UNIV-COMPUTERS.COM>
Date Tue, 16 Jan 2024 10:57:03 -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.


> tried this...

select 1
use c:\trakker\traktemp
select 2
use trakaddr
copy to g:\visplus\trakaddr.csv delimited
select 2
use trakaddr
browse
didnt work  got this..."file does not exist trakaddr.dbf"