If you are developing a database application using MS Visual FoxPro, you may encounter myriad issues during normal usage. It is often difficult to manifest the underlying reasons behind these problems. In order to overcome these problems, you can adopt a trial and fix approach. Initially, you should verify the Visual FoxPro installation that could be the root of all issues, and then follow a general strategy to troubleshoot the problems.
The ‘DBF’ files are created by ‘dBase’ database management system. ‘dBase’ is used for developing databases for a variety of business applications. The data in a DBF file is stored in a tabular format. This data includes database fields and records. Each database field stores data of similar type, while each record contains data values for every field. The DBF files can be opened using many applications, including Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Access. The DBF file also contains a header that defines its structure. If the header of the DBF file gets corrupt, the file becomes inaccessible. Typically, a corrupt DBF file may exhibit two types of behavior:
Are you encountering an error message while trying to open a table created in FoxPro database? Or is the table displaying records in an unreadable format? If the answer for any of the above questions is ‘Yes’, then most probably, your table is corrupted. The records saved in the table become inaccessible after its corruption. To overcome such table corruption scenarios and to access the table records, a FoxPro database user needs to restore table from an updated backup. But, with the inaccessibility of database table backup becoming a common issue, the user is not left with any option but to repair the database table. To do so, a user needs to opt for an effective DBF File Repair application.
Stellar Information Systems Limited, <29.01.10>, Gurgaon, a leading data recovery company, today announced to unveil a new, user-friendly application that repairs corrupted or damaged DBF database files created with dBase III, dBase IV, dBase V, and MS Visual FoxPro (6.0 and later)- Stellar Phoenix DBF Recovery v1.0. The announcement is a part of Stellar’s continuing venture to help users reduce their data loss costs with skillful and manageable solutions. Stellar’s DBF repair release is a time-saving option that allows database administrators to select the file directly and attach the new, error-free DBF file to any new or existing database. The free demo version of the product previews all the recoverable table columns and is available to download from company’s website.