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Connect to xBase Data in DBArtisan

Use wizards in DBArtisan to configure xBase data as a data source.

The CData ODBC Driver for xBase seamlessly integrates xBase data into database management tools like DBArtisan by enabling you to access xBase data as a database. This article shows how to create an data source for xBase in DBArtisan and execute queries. You can then edit data visually and execute standard SQL.

Integrate xBase Data into DBArtisan Projects

If you have not already, first specify connection properties in an ODBC DSN (data source name). This is the last step of the driver installation. You can use the Microsoft ODBC Data Source Administrator to create and configure ODBC DSNs.

The DataSource property must be set to the name of the folder that contains the .dbf files. Specify the IncludeFiles property to work with xBase table files having extensions that differ from .dbf. Specify multiple extensions in a comma-separated list.

You can then follow the steps below to register xBase data as a database instance in your project:

  1. In DBArtisan, click Data Source -> Register Datasource.
  2. Select Generic ODBC.
  3. Enter a name for the data source and select the DSN.
  4. Finish the wizard to connect to xBase data. xBase entities are displayed in the Datasource Explorer.

You can now work with xBase data as you work with any other database. See the driver help documentation for more information on the queries supported by the xBase API.