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Set Catalog


Namespace: WIN_COM_API

SET CATALOG ON/OFF

This command is used for dBaseIII+ compatibility with .cat files. .CAT files, or catalog files, were a way of grouping similar .DBFs and perhaps other files into one container. The concept wasn't very successful, as the catalog files were brittle and got in the way much more than they organized things for you.

The project and project manager in VFP and Foxpro do a much better job of what catalog files were trying to do.

The latest Hackers Guide documented this one...

See also: Function Set Catalog
Contributors: Bill Anderson
Category Undocumented VFP Functions
( Topic last updated: 1999.07.12 12:07:41 AM )