dBASE

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dBASE

(tool, product, language)
An interactive DBMS, originally from Ashton-Tate Corporation, and the language used by it.

dBASE evolved from Vulcan by Wayne Ratliffe, which came out in around 1980 and ran on CP/M. It was called dBaseII when sold to Ashton-Tate Corporation.

The first release was dBASE II, ca 1980. There never was a "dBASE I". Later versions included: dBASE III, dBASE III+, and dBASE IV.

Ashton-Tate was taken over in the early 1990s by what became Borland Software Corporation who sold dBase in March(?) 1999 to the newly formed dBase Inc. dBase Inc's first release was Visual dBASE 5.7, a Y2K upgrade to Visual dBASE 5.x.

Current version, as of 2003-11-24: dBASE PLUS 2.0x build 1703.

dBase Home.
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La tarea primordial era crear, en Windows, un programa que ya existia para la linea de comandos hecho en dBase III Plus.
The ISYS program "reads" every word of every text file and can index over 70 file formats, including Adobe Acrobat PDF; ASCII; AmiPro; dBASE III Plus and IV; IBM DisplayWrite; Microsoft PowerPoint;
We turned back to dBase III Plus to give it a closer examination.
The Lattice dBC III Plus library contains more than 45 functions which allow C programmers to create and maintain database programs that are compatible with dBASE III Plus files.
Borland, dBASE III Plus and dBASE IV are registered trademarks and ReportSmith and Paradox are trademarks of Borland International, Inc.
I have found Advanced dBase III Plus Programming and Techniques|1~ of great help as well as WordPerfect: The Magazine.
What often happens when a programmer creates an application in the previous version of the language, DBASE III Plus, is that he or she wants something to occur that is beyond die capability of the language, - that would require a tremendous amount of ingenuity.
DBase was followed by DBase II was followed by DBase III, DBase III Plus, and now DBase IV.
Several of the COBOL tests were also implemented in dBase III Plus to observe the caching behavior in this application environment which is very typical for personal computers.
With our dBASE III Plus software, I built a simple database using the "Assist" mode to handle the formerly manually maintained reserve item lists.
Software requirements include dBase III Plus and a separate text editor or word processor for writing customized programs; although a text editor is part of dBase Ill Plus, its memory is limited.
dBASE IV's publisher, Ashton-Tate, had some initial problems with its SQL, however, and most of the current literature on both dBASE III PLUS and dBASE IV still reflects the traditional dBASE language.