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    Hi

    Does anyone have source or can point to a site (or somewhere) for Clarion data files that are not encrypted with an owner code or id? I need to be able to access the data like with dbf files. Has someone had experience with this...?

    thanks in advance
    Anton

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  • #2
    http://www.wotsit.org has it available from http://www.wotsit.org/download.asp?f=clarion

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    • #3
      Anton, please update your BBS profile with a working email address... your reply notifications are bouncing...

      Thanks!


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      • #4
        Originally posted by Lance Edmonds:
        Anton, please update your BBS profile with a working email address... your reply notifications are bouncing...

        Thanks!

        I have done! Have you looked at the text file listing dat file
        format?! Its quite complicated to say the least.

        Thanks
        Anton


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        • #5
          No, I only hunted it down for you...

          (PS: Thanks for updating your profile!)

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          • #6
            First thing to do is to create Data types of all described data.

            After that, most of the data can be imported with GET...
            I am working on a Coin database which uses a simple proprietaty
            format. It simply fills in the blanks on the data type then
            plays around with the whole "record" at once.

            for example:

            TYPE recordType
            field1 AS STRING*13
            field2 AS WORD
            field3 AS BYTE
            .
            .
            .
            END TYPE

            Then the easiest way to get records is a FOR loop

            FUNCTION findRecord(dbName$, recordNum&) AS recordType

            DIM myRecord AS recordType 'Temporary record storage

            dbFree = FREEFILE 'Get a File handle
            OPEN dbName$ for BINARY as #dbFree 'I skipped check for file

            FOR n& = 1 to recordNum&
            GET dbFree, , myRecord
            NEXT
            FUNCTION=myRecord
            END FUNCTION

            I am sure you can come up with something like this once you have
            all of the data types defined Anton...hope this helps out.

            Yhe only thing that looks like it might be hard is the Unsigned
            LONG integers.....how does one tell if it is signed or unsigneed?

            Does it need to be converted to binary to see?




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