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Set MBlock To

Namespace: WIN_COM_API
SET MBLOCK TO (numeric)

Another dBaseIV compatibility command. Why this when dBaseIII+ had SET BLOCKSIZE? Good question. Not that I have an answer...

SET MBLOCK actually works, per the Hackers Guide (!). There's certainly more error checking going on -- one cannot set an MBLOCK to a non-numeric value.

SET MBLOCK is very similar, but not the same as SET BLOCKSIZE. Perhaps Ashton Tate thought that this command would become the new "standard"...

The latest Hackers Guide actually goes into some detail of this command.

See also: Function Set MBlock
Contributors: Bill Anderson
Category Undocumented VFP Functions
( Topic last updated: 1999.08.17 03:34:22 PM )