03-19-2009 01:31 PM
I'm new to both Java and blackberry, but not programming. I'm looking to create an application to display reference information. It is currently in a Visual Foxpro DBF file. I'm trying to find out how to convert my data into a format that is compatable with the Blackberry. Can anyone point me in the right direction? Thanks in advance.
03-19-2009 02:36 PM
As you're a newbie - check this link:
BlackBerry OS itself recognizes text files. So, you can convert your dbf file to a text file and view it on BlackBerry.
To find information on DBF Format use a search engine, for example Google.
03-19-2009 07:27 PM
A long time ago, in college, we wrote a Pascal app that opened DBF files. If your DBF are one-file-per-table consider writing JAVA code to read DBF directly without converting. It's not so hard. The format starts with a header that contains 'n' field descriptors. After the header it's just an "array" of records. The records themselves are fixed-length. There are no variable-length fields in DBF. Fields whose value is shorter than the allocated space are padded to fill the space.
03-26-2009 03:32 PM
Thanks for the reply. I can convert my data into any format. I've been looking into the MIDP RMS APIs. Is that going to be the best way to go? As far as I can tell, the data can be a ASCII delimited or CSV file?