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Database on Mac laptop

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#1 elsiescott


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Posted 16 April 2018 - 10:50 AM

I've installed Visual FoxPro for Mac, it was very hard case. But I like to use this language. Unfortunately one day ago I got a problem, that my .dbf troubled. I haven't been able to open it since yesterday. I've no idea how to force Foxpro to do what I need. Has someone stumbled on such trouble?

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#2 softeyes


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Posted 16 April 2018 - 04:09 PM

Hi elsiescott!


Incredible that you were able to install VFP on your Mac, extremely tricky. Microsoft is the developer of Visual FoxPro, the last release of VFP was v9.0 SP2 / October 16, 2007; 10 years ago. From Microsoft https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/previous-versions/visualstudio/foxpro/mt490117(v=msdn.10)



Microsoft Visual FoxPro 9.0

Microsoft® Visual FoxPro® database development system is a powerful tool for quickly creating high-performance desktop, rich client, distributed client, client/server, and Web database applications. Employ its powerful data engine to manage large volumes of data, its object-oriented programming to reuse components across applications, its XML Web services features for distributed applications, and its built-in XML support to quickly manipulate data.

Note that Visual FoxPro 9.0 is the last version and was published in 2007.



There is a Microsoft MSDN support forum for Visual FoxPro, you might want to post there in the event that the BleepingComputer community is not able to give you guidance with your situation. https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/forums/en-us/home?forum=visualfoxprogeneral


The only other thing I found was a guy who found a way to run VFP in Windows 10 on a Mac in his Boot Camp partition. There doesn’t appear to be any direct support, however see if you can gain more information there. http://mattslay.com/does-microsoft-visual-foxpro-run-on-windows-10/



#3 RossTeagan


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Posted 17 April 2018 - 04:10 AM

How you tried using a db visualization app?


I don't know for Mac exactly, but I know for Linux there are several db visualization apps that open your db just like a spreadsheet. Try looking into that.

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