Q: Other software (Excel, Word, dBASE for DOS ...) cannot read my Visual dBASE 7 Tables, what do I do?
A: Open the BDE Administrator, and go to the "Configuration" tab.
NOTE: The "Level" setting only affects the creation of new tables ...
Open Visual dBASE (if it was open, shut it down, and re-open it), re-create the tables needed (create new tables with the same table structure), and copy the data from the old tables to the new ones.
If you are not sure of the table structure, in the Command Window, type:
LIST STRUCTURE TO PRINT
(The 'EJECT' command forces the Windows printer driver to release your output ..., the "USE" command at the end closes the table)
If you are not sure of the indexes (you will have to recreate them), you can get a listing by using:
LIST STATUS TO PRINT
A simple method of copying the data (you may want to backup your data first):
APPEND FROM oldtable
DROP TABLE oldtable
RENAME TABLE newtable TO oldtable
Replace the words "newtable" and "oldtable" with your table names.