[78-L] 78 database

Steven C. Barr stevenc at interlinks.net
Mon Jul 12 19:24:54 PDT 2010

From: "D P Ingram" <darren at ingram.fi>
> On 10 jul 2010, at 06.12, Steven C. Barr wrote:
>> The whole point with dBase is that its *.dbf" files have become a
>> standard format for data exchange.
> I think many IT professionals and DBAs would disagree with you in the year 
> 2010.
Yes and no...?! The dominance of Mr. Gates and Microsoft has made major 
on database technology; however, Access files can NOT be read by users who
don't own the program...! OTOH, Access can and WILL save files as dBase
*.dbf files...!

Steven C. Barr 

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