End of Life FoxPRO/DBF Question
Posted by: Christopher Cook
Date: December 06, 2011 09:07PM

Recently had a "new" transition project was volun-told into my lap and I can't find the answer to the last question...

My Client is and has been running on a FoxPRO /DBF database since the early '90s and they have almost 98,000 records in a single FoxPRO/DBF data table. The client's question was, and I quote: "Back in the 90's we paid [Name Redacted] to build this *Explitive Deleted* thing and they said it would never run out of room... Why should we convert it over to something new?"

Here's the catch, the key index value (the only unique data value in the table) is limted to 6 digits in length... So what happens when record number 100,000 is entered? Does the world come crashing down around them? Will FoxPRO/DBF refuse to accept the data entry? Will the key value rest to 000001? After many hours of Googling, I have found exactly nothing... Any help would be greatly appreciated.

-Chris

Christopher Cook
Chief Technologies Officer / Lead Engineer
RxScram Technologies Ltd.
Colchester, Connecticut

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