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Re: Can Clipper connect Postgresql

From: William Yu <wyu(at)talisys(dot)com>
To: pgsql-novice(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Can Clipper connect Postgresql
Date: 2005-02-23 22:31:31
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Even if you could connect to a Postgresql database, you would still have 
to rewrite a lot of code. Clipper like other xBase environments have a 
slew of commands that have no analog in SQL.

Your best bet would be to port the code to run under Visual FoxPro. 
FoxPro should run 95% of Clipper code w/o issue. Use ODBC to connect to 
Postgresql. Then find a few strategic places to add in code to retrieve 
tables into cursors (FoxPro cursors) that match the names of the 
previous DBF tables. And a few places that update tables based on the 
changes to the cursor.

Mester József wrote:
> Hello
> I have an old Clipper 5.1 based application. 
> I would like to change dbase to postgresql without
> change program's businsess logic only database
> connect.
> Is it possible?

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