Issue 68687

Summary: allow mixed case extensions for dbase files
Product: Base Reporter: andreschnabel <andre.schnabel>
Component: codeAssignee: AOO issues mailing list <issues>
Status: CONFIRMED --- QA Contact:
Severity: Trivial    
Priority: P3 CC: frank.schoenheit, issues, jr, kpalagin, stuttgarter-ooo
Version: OOo 2.0.3   
Target Milestone: ---   
Hardware: All   
OS: All   
Issue Type: ENHANCEMENT Latest Confirmation in: ---
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Description andreschnabel 2006-08-16 18:15:16 UTC
Problem:
OOo Base recognizes only lowercase suffixes for dbase files (.dbf) on
non-Windows systems. This is confusing, as dbase files often have uppercase
extensions (DOS / Windows based dbase files don't care about that). Furthermore
this is inconsistent within OOo applications (e.g. Calc is able to import .DBF
files)

Possible solution:
Allow mixed case extensions for dbase files in Base. As this would have some
sideffects that may lead to data corruption we need to write a specification.

I'll write such a specification based on some e-mail discussions as follow-up of
issue 68249.
Comment 1 kpalagin 2007-11-07 07:42:36 UTC
Dear developrs,
what is the current status of this issue?

Thanks a lot for your reponse.
WBR,
K. Palagin.
Comment 2 Frank Schönheit 2007-11-07 08:31:22 UTC
No resources are scheduled for this ATM. Andre, still interested in writing the
spec?
Comment 3 andreschnabel 2010-10-21 14:51:26 UTC
reassigned to default owner