Issue 61890 - FoxPro for DOS files could not be read as dBase
Summary: FoxPro for DOS files could not be read as dBase
Status: CONFIRMED
Alias: None
Product: Writer
Classification: Application
Component: configuration (show other issues)
Version: OOo 2.0.1
Hardware: PC Windows, all
: P3 Trivial (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Keywords: needmoreinfo, oooqa
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Reported: 2006-02-10 11:54 UTC by bhavbhuti
Modified: 2013-02-07 22:04 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Issue Type: DEFECT
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Empty FoxPro for DOS .dbf file which I cannot use directly (406 bytes, application/x-compressed)
2007-03-30 07:40 UTC, bhavbhuti
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Description bhavbhuti 2006-02-10 11:54:02 UTC
Hi all

I am a starter with mail merge. These files are from FoxPro 2.5b for DOS and the
connection wizard mentiones that "no tables are found" in the directory I had
provided.

Alternatively I used ODBC to connect to the same DBFs and I was successfully
able to use them into the mail merge document.

Please take required corrective actions.
Comment 1 michael.ruess 2006-02-10 12:14:41 UTC
Reassigned to MSC.
Comment 2 bhavbhuti 2006-02-20 07:22:15 UTC
I have even tried this with VFP OLE DB but I get the same results.
Comment 3 bhavbhuti 2006-02-21 10:57:23 UTC
Sorry my bad, the following.  I had intended for another issue submitted by me.

------- Additional comments from bhavbhuti Sun Feb 19 23:22:15 -0800 2006 -------

I have even tried this with VFP OLE DB but I get the same results.
Comment 4 kpalagin 2007-03-27 17:50:38 UTC
bhavbhuti,
please attach sample file(s).
Comment 5 bhavbhuti 2007-03-30 07:40:46 UTC
Created attachment 44042 [details]
Empty FoxPro for DOS .dbf file which I cannot use directly
Comment 6 bhavbhuti 2007-03-30 07:44:04 UTC
Hi!  Thanks for your response.  I have attached an empty dbf/fpt I use for the
merge as a zipped file.  Please fill in the data as you wish.  In the Mail Merge
Wizard, Step 3, Select Different Address List.., Add, File Type dBase (*.dbf),
select this merge.dbf I have attached, it will show a connecting message, but
then the OK button stays disabled.

Hope it helps.  Please let me know if you need any more details.
Comment 7 kpalagin 2007-03-30 13:39:15 UTC
Confirming with OO2.2 on WinXP - attached files cannot be used as data source 
for mail mergewizard - in step 3 after selecting the file OK button remains 
disabled.
Resaving the file as .dbf in Calc allows it to be used for mail merge.