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FAQ: What is the difference between ArcView dBASE files and DB2 dBase files?

Question

What is the difference between ArcView dBASE files and DB2 dBase files?

Answer

ArcView uses its own code, not DB2 code, to read and create dBASE files. Although, ArcView adheres to dBASE IV format specifications, the following items are not supported by the ArcView dBASE files:

· Memo fields
· Index files (NDX, MDX)
· Deleted record flags (due to PC ARC/INFO coverages)
· The appropriate internal LAN flags