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by oblivion
Wed Dec 14, 2022 4:37 pm
Forum: GS-Base Support
Topic: Excel dates
Replies: 2
Views: 15806

Re: Excel dates

So much easier than what I was trying! Thanks!
by oblivion
Wed Dec 14, 2022 10:58 am
Forum: GS-Base Support
Topic: Excel dates
Replies: 2
Views: 15806

Excel dates

Does GS-Base have a function to convert serial dates (as found in .XLS date fields after import) to usable date fields?

I expected the date() function to work, but it doesn't seem to, and I can't find anything else that can handle them...
by oblivion
Thu Jun 30, 2022 2:48 pm
Forum: GS-Base Support
Topic: Minor error
Replies: 1
Views: 8285

Minor error

Hi :>

Just noticed this: if you hover over the technical support entry in the help menu, the text that appears in the status bar refers to "techinal" support.

It's probably been like that for years. :) Not in any way important!

-- Tim
by oblivion
Thu Nov 18, 2021 11:40 pm
Forum: GS-Base Support
Topic: Random numbers
Replies: 2
Views: 3670

Re: Random numbers

That's great - thank you so much!
by oblivion
Fri Nov 12, 2021 10:41 am
Forum: GS-Base Support
Topic: Random numbers
Replies: 2
Views: 3670

Random numbers

One of my uses of GS-Base is as a generator for mailmerge data that includes a generated password that's supposed to be memorable and not guessable. I do this by having a source table with a number of stored words in two columns and a function that selects a random word from each column and glues th...
by oblivion
Thu Apr 22, 2021 5:19 pm
Forum: GS-Base Bugs
Topic: dBase import of large files
Replies: 1
Views: 10065

dBase import of large files

One of my early uses of GS-Base was to query super-large .dbf files (created and managed with a Clipper-compiled program that used Advantage Database Server to break the 2Gb filesize barrier). I don't now remember quite what had to be done to allow GS-Base to import files from this environment, but ...
by oblivion
Thu Apr 22, 2021 5:19 pm
Forum: GS-Base Bugs
Topic: dBase import of large files
Replies: 0
Views: 3879

dBase import of large files

One of my early uses of GS-Base was to query super-large .dbf files (created and managed with a Clipper-compiled program that used Advantage Database Server to break the 2Gb filesize barrier). I don't now remember quite what had to be done to allow GS-Base to import files from this environment, but ...
by oblivion
Fri Feb 22, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: GS-Base Support
Topic: Large files
Replies: 1
Views: 4792

Large files

Hi :> I just tried to use GS-Base to work with a 12.8Gb .DBF file. I know the maximum filesize is available memory but I couldn't remember if this was only RAM or RAM + virtual memory. Hoped for the latter (I only have 8Gb RAM on this machine) but it failed. The error on the failure was just an &quo...