Date: Apr 1, 2013 5:02 PM
Author: Derek Goring
Subject: Re: Helping Urgently needed for writing dBase Files

On Tuesday, April 2, 2013 12:36:10 AM UTC+13, Arun Prasad wrote:
> Dear Nevine,
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> I also had similar problem regarding writing a .dbf file from .xls and .txt file.
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> I had a .xls file which i want to convert to .dbf file for analysis.
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> I converted that fie to .txt file using MS excel.
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> Then using ArcGIS - Arc Catalog, i created a Personal Geodatabase (gdb) in same folder. Then i imported the .txt file to that gdb.
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> Then i exported the gdb file to dbf file in Arc Catalog environment.
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> I hope u might have found a solution. Its a late reply.
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> But i like to share this info.
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> Regards,
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> Arun Prasad. K
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> IIST, INDIA.


Alternatively, you could use one of the programs listed here:
http://softwaresolution.informer.com/Excel-to-Dbf-Converter/
to convert directly from .xls to .dbf.