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 From: Stefan Wuebbe
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 Stefan Wuebbe
 To: Bhushan Sahni
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 Bhushan Sahni
Subject: RE: VFP2.6 to VFP9.0
Thread ID: 209648 Message ID: 209669 # Views: 1 # Ratings: 0
Version: FoxPro 2.x for Windows Category: Projects and Design
Date: Tuesday, December 30, 2008 11:24:58 AM         

> > Hi Prajeesh,
> >
> > As for converting FoxPro 2.x to Vfp -
> > Many experts would recommend to rewrite rather than trying to convert, in order to take advantage of the new designers and the OOP implementation in Vfp.
> > You can however try to run the code as it is -
> > if you want to continue using @ say and @ get, you may want to set _screen.Themes=.F.
> > See also "Set StrictDate", "Set TableValidate", "Set EngineBehavior" in (Vfp) help.
> >
> > As for converting from Fox tables to a Client/Server backend -
> > Again, rewriting might be preferable because pure Fox design usually relies on availabilty of entire tables, i.e. Seek(), "Locate For" and the typical "Use", "Set Order To", "Browse" approach.
> > While with an ODBC connection, usually all Grids are empty in the first place and the user might set filters first before querying the actual backend.
> > IOW, in a client/server design you might rarely want to display an entire table in a Grid because the query would run several minutes if it does not exceed the 2GB limit anyway.
> > See also Ken Murphy's article on RDBMS backends in the Foxite FAQ section: https://www.foxite.com/faq/default.aspx?id=54
> >
> >
> >
> > hth
> > -Stefan
> Hi Stefen,
> How about keeping our dbf files intact and converting them into VIEWS. This will certainly preserve a lot of coding is we are converting from free tables to SQL/MYSQL.
Hi Bhushan,

I agree, using Views can be a very good preparation for a backend change.



VFP2.6 to VFP9.0 Posted by Prajeesh Nair @ 12/30/2008 9:02:28 AM
RE: VFP2.6 to VFP9.0 Posted by Stefan Wuebbe @ 12/30/2008 11:04:37 AM
RE: VFP2.6 to VFP9.0 Posted by Bhushan Sahni @ 12/30/2008 11:21:23 AM
RE: VFP2.6 to VFP9.0 Posted by Stefan Wuebbe @ 12/30/2008 11:24:58 AM