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Dbase Connection

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Does anyone know how or what I can use to open, read and extract data from a
dbase database? I haven't found anything of much use with accompanying
documentation.

Jul 18 '05 #1
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From: "Stan Cook" sc***@elp.rr.com
Date: 9/4/2004 3:38 PM Central Daylight Time
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Does anyone know how or what I can use to open, read and extract data from a
dbase database? I haven't found anything of much use with accompanying
documentation.


Excel will open .dbf files.

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Jul 18 '05 #2

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Hi !

For littles tables, OK ; but if table(s) has more 10 000 000 records...
Pof !

Jul 18 '05 #3

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I want to open it with Python. If that's possible.
"Mensanator" <me********@aol.compost> wrote in message
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Subject: Dbase Connection
From: "Stan Cook" sc***@elp.rr.com
Date: 9/4/2004 3:38 PM Central Daylight Time
Message-id: <3J*****************@fe1.texas.rr.com>

Does anyone know how or what I can use to open, read and extract data from adbase database? I haven't found anything of much use with accompanyingdocumentation.


Excel will open .dbf files.

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Jul 18 '05 #4

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On Sat, 04 Sep 2004 22:29:27 GMT, Stan Cook <sc***@elp.rr.com> wrote:
I want to open it with Python. If that's possible.

Stan,

There are some information out there, maybe one of these links could help you.

Regards.

http://py.vaults.ca/apyllo2.py/96891420
http://cwashington.netreach.net/depo...iptType=python
http://www.garshol.priv.no/download/software/python/

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Jul 18 '05 #5

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Thanks Julio. I'll give it a look.

Stan
"Julio Oa" <th******@gmail.com> wrote in message
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On Sat, 04 Sep 2004 22:29:27 GMT, Stan Cook <sc***@elp.rr.com> wrote:
I want to open it with Python. If that's possible.

Stan,

There are some information out there, maybe one of these

links could help you.
Regards.

http://py.vaults.ca/apyllo2.py/96891420
http://cwashington.netreach.net/depo...iptType=python http://www.garshol.priv.no/download/software/python/

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Jul 18 '05 #6

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"Stan Cook" <sc***@elp.rr.com> wrote in message news:<mI*****************@fe1.texas.rr.com>...
Thanks Julio. I'll give it a look.

Stan
"Julio Oa" <th******@gmail.com> wrote in message
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On Sat, 04 Sep 2004 22:29:27 GMT, Stan Cook

<sc***@elp.rr.com> wrote:
I want to open it with Python. If that's possible.

Stan,

There are some information out there, maybe one of these

links could help you.

Regards.

http://py.vaults.ca/apyllo2.py/96891420

http://cwashington.netreach.net/depo...iptType=python
http://www.garshol.priv.no/download/software/python/

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Julio


If you are on windows ODBC DSN will do.
Jul 18 '05 #7

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"Stan Cook" <sc***@elp.rr.com> wrote in message news:<3J*****************@fe1.texas.rr.com>...
Does anyone know how or what I can use to open, read and extract data from a
dbase database? I haven't found anything of much use with accompanying
documentation.


Open Office can open DBase files, and Open Office has Python
scripting.

Googling for dbf2csv gives many hits. If you can use one of those
programs then you could use the excellent CSV Python module in
processing the resultant csv file.

Hope it helps, Paddy.
Jul 18 '05 #8

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Thanks. I'll give it a look.
"Paddy McCarthy" <pa*******@netscape.net> wrote in message
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"Stan Cook" <sc***@elp.rr.com> wrote in message news:<3J*****************@fe1.texas.rr.com>...
Does anyone know how or what I can use to open, read and extract data from a dbase database? I haven't found anything of much use with accompanying documentation.


Open Office can open DBase files, and Open Office has

Python scripting.

Googling for dbf2csv gives many hits. If you can use one of those programs then you could use the excellent CSV Python module in processing the resultant csv file.

Hope it helps, Paddy.

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Jul 18 '05 #9

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Stan Cook wrote:
Does anyone know how or what I can use to open, read and extract data from a
dbase database? I haven't found anything of much use with accompanying
documentation.

Under win32 you can use the Micros~1 Dbf driver for ODBC. Just set up a
DSN (or not, if you prefer to address the files directly from the python
source) and use it through python ODBC implemetation (a part of win32all).
Jul 18 '05 #10

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