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I would like to see a Clipper/dbase DBF file as a table in SQL Server
7.0. How can I SELECT rows from DBF file? Should I use OLE DB Provider
or ODBC, and how?
Jul 20 '05
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Our legacy apps are Clipper/dBase and we discovered that trying to
link to the Advantage Database Server to talk to them was Not A Good

If you set up your dbf "database" as an ODBC data source, you can use
DTS to import a table or the result of a simple query into a SQL
Server table, where you can work with it. NOTE: Do NOT try to use
OLE DB against it, this blows up DTS.

On 2 Sep 2004 01:52:24 -0700, le****@freemail .hu (level8) wrote:
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>I would like to see a Clipper/dbase DBF file as a table in SQL Server
> 7.0. How can I SELECT rows from DBF file? Should I use OLE DB Provider
> or ODBC, and how?

You can set up a linked server using either OLE DB or ODBC (using the OLE DB
provider for ODBC) - see "Configurin g Linked Servers" in Books Online.


Hi, Simon,
I have a d:\temp\likvid. dbf file. I created an ODBC connection named
"dbase" and after that I created a linked server named LL. In
Enterprise Manager I can see the LL and the LIKVID table, but that's
all. When I "select * from ll...likvid" in Query Analizer, then I get
a message: "Invalid schema or catalog specified for provider
'MSDASQL'." What is the problem?


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