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Old 30th Mar 2012, 16:01   #1 (permalink)
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ODBC driver for dBase

I have spent fruitless hours with Gxxgle trying to find whence to download an ODBC driver for dBase. I want to use it with a C program (not C++).

Eventually I'll also want an ODBC driver for ACCESS.

Of course I am looking for free, not just a free 30-day trial. 30 days would not be long enough for me to incorporate the driver.

Please, please, where should I look?
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Old 30th Mar 2012, 16:52   #2 (permalink)
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I have spent fruitless hours with Gxxgle trying to find whence to download an ODBC driver for dBase.
Really ?

Took me about 1.5 seconds to come up with this :


Perhaps you just weren't keen on the bit that said "purchase ODBC Drivers".

You could also use C++ libraries in conjunction with this

Last edited by mixture; 30th Mar 2012 at 17:14.
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Old 30th Mar 2012, 17:20   #3 (permalink)
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On my machine, with MS Access installed, Microsoft ODBC drivers for both Access and dBase are installed without any additional download required. You are probably finding difficulty downloading more because everyone just uses the default ones.
See the link below if you can't see the drivers (it could be an x64 / x32bit issue):
Windows 7 RC ODBC Access driver

Personally I've only used the Access one and that was a while ago as a proof of concept - good luck!

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Old 30th Mar 2012, 19:07   #4 (permalink)
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Thank you riverock. I think your answer gets me on my way. I have access 2010 installed on my XP SP3.

Mixture .... I had found the page you linked, but since I don't have "dBase PLUS", I questioned its applicability.

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Old 31st Mar 2012, 21:37   #5 (permalink)

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this may solve your Access requirement
Download: Microsoft Access Database Engine 2010 Redistributable - Microsoft Download Center - Download Details
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