Subject Re: DB Engine Error and Bad Field Name
From Akshat Kapoor <>
Date Tue, 23 Jan 2024 16:36:43 +0530
Newsgroups dbase.getting-started
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Good Evening Sean,

> The family business has required me to pickup dBase. Excuse the entry level questioning.

Would suggest you to go through Ken's books & Ken's Tutorials.
You need not go through all the tutorials. Pasting all as I do not know
what version you are using. And are you developing for web or
standalone. Hence pasting all

Ken's dBASE Page:
The dUFLP:
dBASE Books:
dBASE Tutorial:
dBASE Web Tutorial:
dBASE DOS to Windows Tutorial:

A small question : You are starting a fresh application or in
maintaining a legacy software.
> I am running into two errors:
> 1. "Database Engine Error:  At end of table." - I cant seem to find any reference to this error in the dBase books or online.
It would help us if you show the line which is giving error. Will
suggest remedy accordingly. End of table simply states that either the
table is empty or you have crossed the last row.
> 2. Bad Field Name - checked databases and field name is correct and present in both. Also checked code for whitespace.

A guess is that one or more of the fieldname you are using is a reserved
word. Eg. you cannot use date as a field name
> A little perplexed at this point. Any help would be appreciated and happy to buy you a coffee :)

Since you are starting will recommend that you switch to newgroup reader
like thunderbird.

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