Category : Dbase (Clipper, FoxBase, etc) Languages Source Code
Archive   : LINGO.ZIP
Filename : LINGO.DOC

 
Output of file : LINGO.DOC contained in archive : LINGO.ZIP

LINGO.ARC consists of 2 files:
LINGO.DOC -- This file
LINGO.DBF -- A database containing all of the commands and
functions contained in:
dBASE III PLUS (Ver. 1.0)
CLIPPER (Autumn '86)
TOM RETTIG'S LIBRARY (Clipper Edition, Ver. 1.03).

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Structure for database : LINGO.DBF
Number of data records : 471
Date of last update : 2/22/87
Field Field Name Type Width WHAT DATA IS IN THE FIELD

1 CMD Character 19 -- NAME OF THE COMMAND OR FUNCTION
2 DESC Character 60 -- DESCRIPTION OF ITS USE
3 TYPE Character 10 -- CATEGORY (See Below)
4 SOURCE Character 6 -- WHICH SOFTWARE (See Above)
** Total ** 96

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DESCRIPTIONS:
By and large, these are taken from the manuals. In the case of
Clipper, the descriptions point out differences from or enhancements
to the comparable dBASE commands and functions. Of course, there are
many commands and functions in Clipper which are not found in dBASE.

TYPE:
The categories are taken, mostly, from the documentation for Tom
Rettig's Library. They are:
ARRAYS DISK PRINTER
BUSINESS ENVIRON(MENT) PROGRAMMG (Programming)
CHARACTER MEMO SCREEN
DATABASE MEMVAR SYSTEM (Operating System)
DATE MISC TIME
DEBUG NUMERIC

The choice of category for several commands and functions was somewhat
arbitrary. Many can be seen as falling within more than one category.

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USING LINGO.DBF:
From top to bottom, the records are arranged alphabetically by TYPE
and alphabetically within each type. Accordingly, simply printing out
the database will produce a useful index to all of the commands and
functions.

The database can be manipulated by indexing, in the creation of
Reports and in the writing of simple programs to output whatever
may be useful.

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Comments, suggestions welcome. Mike Leventhal
(312) 871-1532 Voice
(414) 964-5169 EXEC-PC BBS