Card File Import
Option accessed from the Import menu choice of the Data Manipulation form.
Select the text file with the data, and then a dBase table describing the data format.
This has not been used in a while. You might do just as well to import this into Excel and create a CSV file there, and then import that. This method should be used when:
The data file is too big for Excel (the example below), or too big for the CSV file import. This is not likely with the recent changes to the size of files Excel can handle.
You have a lot of data files with the same format to import.
|The Climatological Database for the World's Oceans 1750-1850
provides an example of importing a text file that looks like a card file
Data arranged in columns, with no decimal points.
This data could be imported into Excel and turned into a dBase table, with the following caveats:
|Create a dBase table with the structure of the data. You
will have to find the metadata for the file you are importing. You
can use Excel, or a similar program. In this case there is an HTML
file describing the format of the data set, which can be imported and
modified in Excel.
You need 6 columns/fields, named as in the example.
Last revised 12/24/2009