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    I'm trying to edit my ordrchrg.dbf file using Microsoft Access. I'm
    able to link the file to access, but unable to edit it in any way. The
    file is not locked for read-only access. Does anyone have any thoughts?
    Thanks.

    Lisa

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  • editing dbf files with Access



    Did you update JET?



    At Tuesday, 16 April 2002, Lisa <[email protected]> wrote:

    >I'm trying to edit my ordrchrg.dbf file using Microsoft Access. I'm
    >able to link the file to access, but unable to edit it in any way. The
    >file is not locked for read-only access. Does anyone have any thoughts?
    >Thanks.
    >
    >Lisa
    >







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    • editing dbf files with Access




      ----- Original Message -----
      From: "Paul" <[email protected]>
      To: "Lisa" <[email protected]>
      Cc: "Miva Merchant Coders" <[email protected]>
      Sent: Tuesday, April 16, 2002 1:56 PM
      Subject: Re: [mrc] editing dbf files with Access


      > Did you update JET?
      >
      >
      >
      > At Tuesday, 16 April 2002, Lisa <[email protected]> wrote:
      >
      > >I'm trying to edit my ordrchrg.dbf file using Microsoft Access. I'm
      > >able to link the file to access, but unable to edit it in any way. The
      > >file is not locked for read-only access. Does anyone have any thoughts?
      > >Thanks.
      > >
      > >Lisa
      > >
      >
      >
      >
      >
      >
      >
      >

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      • editing dbf files with Access



        What is JET?

        ----- Original Message -----
        From: "Paul" <[email protected]>
        To: "Lisa" <[email protected]>
        Sent: Tuesday, April 16, 2002 2:45 PM
        Subject: Re: [mrc] editing dbf files with Access


        > There was no text in your reply.
        >
        >
        >
        > At Tuesday, 16 April 2002, you wrote:
        >
        > >----- Original Message -----
        > >From: "Paul" <[email protected]>
        > >To: "Lisa" <[email protected]>
        > >Cc: "Miva Merchant Coders" <[email protected]>
        > >Sent: Tuesday, April 16, 2002 1:56 PM
        > >Subject: Re: [mrc] editing dbf files with Access
        > >
        > >> Did you update JET?
        > >>
        > >>
        > >>
        > >> At Tuesday, 16 April 2002, Lisa <[email protected]> wrote:
        > >>
        > >> >I'm trying to edit my ordrchrg.dbf file using Microsoft Access. I'm
        > >> >able to link the file to access, but unable to edit it in any
        > way. The
        > >> >file is not locked for read-only access. Does anyone have any
        > thoughts?
        > >> >Thanks.
        > >> >
        > >> >Lisa
        > >> >
        > >>
        > >>
        > >>
        > >>
        > >>
        > >>
        > >>

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        • editing dbf files with Access



          What is JET?

          ----- Original Message -----
          From: "Paul" <[email protected]>
          To: "Lisa" <[email protected]>
          Sent: Tuesday, April 16, 2002 2:45 PM
          Subject: Re: [mrc] editing dbf files with Access


          > There was no text in your reply.
          >
          >
          >
          > At Tuesday, 16 April 2002, you wrote:
          >
          > >----- Original Message -----
          > >From: "Paul" <[email protected]>
          > >To: "Lisa" <[email protected]>
          > >Cc: "Miva Merchant Coders" <[email protected]>
          > >Sent: Tuesday, April 16, 2002 1:56 PM
          > >Subject: Re: [mrc] editing dbf files with Access
          > >
          > >> Did you update JET?
          > >>
          > >>
          > >>
          > >> At Tuesday, 16 April 2002, Lisa <[email protected]> wrote:
          > >>
          > >> >I'm trying to edit my ordrchrg.dbf file using Microsoft Access. I'm
          > >> >able to link the file to access, but unable to edit it in any
          > way. The
          > >> >file is not locked for read-only access. Does anyone have any
          > thoughts?
          > >> >Thanks.
          > >> >
          > >> >Lisa
          > >> >
          > >>
          > >>
          > >>
          > >>
          > >>
          > >>
          > >>

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          • editing dbf files with Access



            You can't edit dbf files using MS Access, at least the 97 version. Maybe 2000 can but I doubt it. This will do it though:

            Download CDBF 1.01 with installer
            <A HREF ="http://www.whitetown.com/download.php3">http://www.whitetown.com/download.php3</A>

            Use 'Modify Structure' in the File menu.

            justin

            --

            On Tue, 16 Apr 2002 13:49:00
            Lisa wrote:
            >I'm trying to edit my ordrchrg.dbf file using Microsoft Access. I'm
            >able to link the file to access, but unable to edit it in any way. The
            >file is not locked for read-only access. Does anyone have any thoughts?
            >Thanks.
            >
            >Lisa
            >


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            • editing dbf files with Access



              You can with Access 2000. However, you need the latest Jet service
              pack to edit dbf's.

              Here's a link regarding Access 2000, DBF's, and JET.

              http://support.microsoft.com/default...;EN-US;q230125





              At Tuesday, 16 April 2002, "justin " <[email protected]> wrote:

              >You can't edit dbf files using MS Access, at least the 97 version.
              Maybe
              >2000 can but I doubt it. This will do it though:
              >
              >Download CDBF 1.01 with installer
              ><A HREF ="http://www.whitetown.com/download.php3">http://www.whitetown.com/download.php3</A>
              >
              >Use 'Modify Structure' in the File menu.
              >
              >justin
              >
              >--
              >
              >On Tue, 16 Apr 2002 13:49:00
              > Lisa wrote:
              >>I'm trying to edit my ordrchrg.dbf file using Microsoft Access. I'm
              >>able to link the file to access, but unable to edit it in any way.
              The
              >>file is not locked for read-only access. Does anyone have any
              thoughts?
              >>Thanks.
              >>
              >>Lisa
              >>
              >
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              • editing dbf files with Access



                Actually you can with 97 provided you link not open. Its versions after 97
                and up to prior the latest XP version (which reinstates a dbaseIII
                connection driver). After 97, you have to obtain the Bourland Jet database
                drivers on your own and install them before you can link with Access.

                -Bruce
                ......................................
                PHOSPHOR Media
                Featuring: StoreMan - A smarter way to manage Miva Merchant(tm) Store
                Content.
                Download a hassle-free demo today
                <A HREF ="http://www.phosphormedia.com/go.mv?ID=listsm">http://www.phosphormedia.com/go.mv?ID=listsm</A>
                ......................................

                > -----Original Message-----
                > From: [email protected]
                > [mailto:[email protected]]On Behalf Of justin
                > Sent: Tuesday, April 16, 2002 11:59 AM
                > To: Miva Merchant Coders; Lisa
                > Subject: Re: [mrc] editing dbf files with Access
                >
                >
                > You can't edit dbf files using MS Access, at least the 97
                > version. Maybe 2000 can but I doubt it. This will do it though:
                >
                > Download CDBF 1.01 with installer
                > <A HREF ="http://www.whitetown.com/download.php3">http://www.whitetown.com/download.php3</A>
                >
                > Use 'Modify Structure' in the File menu.
                >
                > justin
                >
                > --
                >
                > On Tue, 16 Apr 2002 13:49:00
                > Lisa wrote:
                > >I'm trying to edit my ordrchrg.dbf file using Microsoft Access. I'm
                > >able to link the file to access, but unable to edit it in any way. The
                > >file is not locked for read-only access. Does anyone have any thoughts?
                > >Thanks.
                > >
                > >Lisa
                > >
                >
                >
                > Is your boss reading your email? ....Probably
                > Keep your messages private by using Lycos Mail.
                > Sign up today at http://mail.lycos.com
                >

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                • editing dbf files with Access



                  AFAIK you can edit the *data* in the dbf file using Access but you can't modify the *structure* of the dbf which is what I thought Lisa was referring to...

                  justin
                  --

                  On Tue, 16 Apr 2002 12:29:47
                  Bruce Golub - PHOSPHOR Media wrote:
                  >Actually you can with 97 provided you link not open. Its versions after 97
                  >and up to prior the latest XP version (which reinstates a dbaseIII
                  >connection driver). After 97, you have to obtain the Bourland Jet database
                  >drivers on your own and install them before you can link with Access.
                  >
                  >-Bruce



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                  • editing dbf files with Access



                    I want to modify the data only, but I can't do it until I know what others
                    files it depends on.

                    My goals is to delete orders from my database, but not wipe the whole thing
                    clean. I want to modify ordrchrg.dbf, but I think there may be other files
                    that contain similar information.

                    ----- Original Message -----
                    From: "justin" <[email protected]>
                    To: "Miva Merchant Coders" <[email protected]>
                    Sent: Tuesday, April 16, 2002 4:04 PM
                    Subject: RE: [mrc] editing dbf files with Access


                    > AFAIK you can edit the *data* in the dbf file using Access but you can't
                    modify the *structure* of the dbf which is what I thought Lisa was referring
                    to...
                    >
                    > justin
                    > --
                    >
                    > On Tue, 16 Apr 2002 12:29:47
                    > Bruce Golub - PHOSPHOR Media wrote:
                    > >Actually you can with 97 provided you link not open. Its versions after
                    97
                    > >and up to prior the latest XP version (which reinstates a dbaseIII
                    > >connection driver). After 97, you have to obtain the Bourland Jet
                    database
                    > >drivers on your own and install them before you can link with Access.
                    > >
                    > >-Bruce
                    >
                    >
                    >
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                    • editing dbf files with Access




                      A yes, the ole 'assumption' clause...if that is what she was looking to do,
                      then you are correct...

                      -Bruce
                      ......................................
                      PHOSPHOR Media
                      Featuring: StoreMan - A smarter way to manage Miva Merchant(tm) Store
                      Content.
                      Download a hassle-free demo today
                      <A HREF ="http://www.phosphormedia.com/go.mv?ID=listsm">http://www.phosphormedia.com/go.mv?ID=listsm</A>
                      ......................................

                      > -----Original Message-----
                      > From: [email protected]
                      > [mailto:[email protected]]On Behalf Of justin
                      > Sent: Tuesday, April 16, 2002 1:04 PM
                      > To: Miva Merchant Coders
                      > Subject: RE: [mrc] editing dbf files with Access
                      >
                      >
                      > AFAIK you can edit the *data* in the dbf file using Access but
                      > you can't modify the *structure* of the dbf which is what I
                      > thought Lisa was referring to...
                      >
                      > justin
                      > --
                      >
                      > On Tue, 16 Apr 2002 12:29:47
                      > Bruce Golub - PHOSPHOR Media wrote:
                      > >Actually you can with 97 provided you link not open. Its
                      > versions after 97
                      > >and up to prior the latest XP version (which reinstates a dbaseIII
                      > >connection driver). After 97, you have to obtain the Bourland
                      > Jet database
                      > >drivers on your own and install them before you can link with Access.
                      > >
                      > >-Bruce
                      >
                      >
                      >
                      > Is your boss reading your email? ....Probably
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                      > Sign up today at http://mail.lycos.com
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                      • editing dbf files with Access




                        >
                        >My goals is to delete orders from my database, but not wipe the whole thing
                        >clean. I want to modify ordrchrg.dbf, but I think there may be other files
                        >that contain similar information.

                        There are some downloadable manuals describing the Merchant databases at

                        <A HREF ="http://www.miva.com/docs/api/">http://www.miva.com/docs/api/</A>

                        There's a rather nice diagram, showing the inter-relations between
                        databases, at

                        <A HREF ="http://www.miva.com/docs/api/MM1090-01_v3.0.pdf">http://www.miva.com/docs/api/MM1090-01_v3.0.pdf</A>

                        -- but it's version 3, so use with caution (and a grain of salt).


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                        | | [email protected]
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                        • editing dbf files with Access



                          Thank you! <A HREF ="http://www.miva.com/docs/api/ was a great reference. I haven't">http://www.miva.com/docs/api/ was a great reference. I haven't</A>
                          found the answer to my question yet, but I think it's there somewhere.
                          Thanks again.

                          Lisa

                          ----- Original Message -----
                          From: "Kent" <[email protected]>
                          To: "Lisa" <[email protected]>; "Miva Merchant Coders"
                          <[email protected]>
                          Sent: Tuesday, April 16, 2002 5:13 PM
                          Subject: Re: [mrc] editing dbf files with Access


                          >
                          > >
                          > >My goals is to delete orders from my database, but not wipe the whole
                          thing
                          > >clean. I want to modify ordrchrg.dbf, but I think there may be other
                          files
                          > >that contain similar information.
                          >
                          > There are some downloadable manuals describing the Merchant databases at
                          >
                          > <A HREF ="http://www.miva.com/docs/api/">http://www.miva.com/docs/api/</A>
                          >
                          > There's a rather nice diagram, showing the inter-relations between
                          > databases, at
                          >
                          > <A HREF ="http://www.miva.com/docs/api/MM1090-01_v3.0.pdf">http://www.miva.com/docs/api/MM1090-01_v3.0.pdf</A>
                          >
                          > -- but it's version 3, so use with caution (and a grain of salt).
                          >
                          >
                          > Kent Multer | /| P.O.Box 701895, Dallas TX 75370
                          > Magic Metal Productions | / | (214) 824 8937
                          > | | [email protected]
                          > * Miva Script consultant
                          http://frontpage.dallas.net/~kent
                          >
                          > * Author, The Official Miva Web Scripting Book
                          > <A HREF ="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ISBN=0966103211/magicmetalproducA">http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ISBN=0966103211/magicmetalproducA</A>
                          >
                          >

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                          • editing dbf files with Access



                            Sorry, this is wrong.

                            Access 97 can LINK to and EDIT DBase format files.

                            Access 2000 (without the Jet 4.0 SP5 update) can LINK to, but
                            cannot EDIT DBase files.

                            If you have Access 2000 with the above behavior, get the
                            Jet 4.0 Service Pack 5 update.

                            To whomever was wondering what Jet is, Jet is the native database
                            engine in Access 95/97 and 2000. (I think Access 2002 might use
                            a different engine.)

                            -Gordon
                            .................................................. ....................
                            PHOSPHOR Media
                            StoreMan - A smarter way to manage Miva Merchant store content
                            [email protected]
                            Free no-hassle demo:
                            <A HREF ="http://www.phosphormedia.com/go.mv?ID=listsm">http://www.phosphormedia.com/go.mv?ID=listsm</A>
                            .................................................. ....................

                            > -----Original Message-----
                            > From: [email protected]
                            > [mailto:[email protected]]On Behalf Of justin
                            > Sent: Tuesday, April 16, 2002 11:59 AM
                            > To: Miva Merchant Coders; Lisa
                            > Subject: Re: [mrc] editing dbf files with Access
                            >
                            >
                            > You can't edit dbf files using MS Access, at least the 97 version.
                            > Maybe 2000 can but I doubt it. This will do it though:
                            >
                            > Download CDBF 1.01 with installer
                            > <A HREF ="http://www.whitetown.com/download.php3">http://www.whitetown.com/download.php3</A>
                            >
                            > Use 'Modify Structure' in the File menu.
                            >
                            > justin
                            >
                            > --
                            >
                            > On Tue, 16 Apr 2002 13:49:00
                            > Lisa wrote:
                            > >I'm trying to edit my ordrchrg.dbf file using Microsoft Access. I'm
                            > >able to link the file to access, but unable to edit it in any way. The
                            > >file is not locked for read-only access. Does anyone have any thoughts?
                            > >Thanks.
                            > >
                            > >Lisa
                            > >
                            >
                            >
                            > Is your boss reading your email? ....Probably
                            > Keep your messages private by using Lycos Mail.
                            > Sign up today at http://mail.lycos.com
                            >

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                            • editing dbf files with Access



                              This is true, Access will not let you modify the STRUCTURE of a linked file,
                              whether it is DBase, native Access, Paradox, etc.

                              -Gordon
                              .................................................. ....................
                              PHOSPHOR Media
                              StoreMan - A smarter way to manage Miva Merchant store content
                              [email protected]
                              Free no-hassle demo:
                              <A HREF ="http://www.phosphormedia.com/go.mv?ID=listsm">http://www.phosphormedia.com/go.mv?ID=listsm</A>
                              .................................................. ....................

                              > -----Original Message-----
                              > From: [email protected]
                              > [mailto:[email protected]]On Behalf Of justin
                              > Sent: Tuesday, April 16, 2002 1:04 PM
                              > To: Miva Merchant Coders
                              > Subject: RE: [mrc] editing dbf files with Access
                              >
                              >
                              > AFAIK you can edit the *data* in the dbf file using Access but you
                              > can't modify the *structure* of the dbf which is what I thought Lisa
                              > was referring to...
                              >
                              > justin
                              > --
                              >
                              > On Tue, 16 Apr 2002 12:29:47
                              > Bruce Golub - PHOSPHOR Media wrote:
                              > >Actually you can with 97 provided you link not open. Its versions after 97
                              > >and up to prior the latest XP version (which reinstates a dbaseIII
                              > >connection driver). After 97, you have to obtain the Bourland Jet database
                              > >drivers on your own and install them before you can link with Access.
                              > >
                              > >-Bruce
                              >
                              >

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