Contents of the CREATE11.DOC file
A dBase III+ (tm) DBF File Creation Utility
Douglas E. Welch
(C) December 1987
14539 Albers Street #2
Van Nuys, CA 91411
BIX : DWELCH
GENIE : DEWELCH
CIS : 76625,3301
Glendale Litera (818) 956-6164
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Douglas E. Welch
CREATE 1.0 Documentation
(C) Copyright Douglas E. Welch
Introduction to Create
This CREATE utility was developed using Borland's Turbo Basic
BASIC Compiler. It was developed to allow programmers to create
dBase III+ (tm)/ Foxbase+ (tm) DBF files without actually having
a full version of these programs. This allows the programmers to
deliver their applications as a runtime application without
having to provide every database that will be needed. The
program utilizes a data input file created by the programmer
which takes up much less space than a series of individual DBF
- Enter CREATE at the DOS prompt
- Enter CREATE to bypass the Input File : prompt
CREATE requires no installation. It should operate correctly on
most PC's or PC clones.
Data File Format
The data file format is straight-forward. It contains the
information usually contained in a DBF file. The data file can
contain definitions for several DBF files. This would allow all
the databases for a given application to be contained within one
text file. There is no required filename for the definition
file. This allows the programmer to give the definition file a
name which relates to their application.
The MEMO Field is included to allow the proper creation of databases
which have memo fields. It also creates the .DBT file needed to
hold the MEMO data.
The file should be created with any ASCII word processor or
Wordstar in the Non-document mode.
Name of Database to be created
Memo Fields Used (Y/N)
Total Character Count of DBF File
Number of Fields in DBF File
Field Name, Field Type, Field Width, Decimal Number
etc... (continue other definitions here.)
Note: All field definition lines should contain 3 commas, even if
the last item is blank.
Example Definition File