Some utilities for working with DBF files

These tools read dBase files using Frank Warmerdam's shapelib.


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dbfsql input_file [-c] [-t table_name] [-o output_file] [-id field_name] [-skip name1,name2,...] [-ctrl c]
Opens DBF file, generates SQL create and insert statements to import the data into MySQL as a table. Options:
  -c                show only CREATE statement
  -t table_name     specify the SQL table name
  -id field_name    create a unique id field
  -o output_file    write output to the specified file
  -skip name1,name2,... omit the specified fields from the SQL table
  -ctrl c           use c instead where any control character appears in the data
  -case upper|lower change field names to upper|lower case letters
  -pg               create SQL compatible with PostgreSQL
dbfphp input_file
Opens DBF file, generates PHP code to create the table using the PHP built-in function dbase_create()

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