Friday, October 17, 2008

A New FoxPro ScreenCast

Screencast - Converting a FoxPro DBC While attending the Southwest Fox Conference I was able to finish up a screencast on converting a DBC. It has been posted up on the Advantage Developer Zone under screencasts. The screencast walks through the process of creating an Advantage Data Dictionary based on the database defined in a FoxPro Database Container (DBC).

The process is automated by a FoxPro program called DBCConvert.prg. Simply open Visual FoxPro 9, connect to the database you wish to convert and run the prg file. A new Advantage Data Dictionary will be created which points to all the tables defined in the DBC. Views and relations can also be added to the Advantage Dictionary if they are not using any FoxPro specific options. See the screencast for more details.

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