Excel Add-In for xBase

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Connection Properties

The connection properties are the various options that can be used to establish a connection. This section provides a complete list of the options you can configure in the connection settings for this provider. Click the links for further details.

For more information on establishing a connection, see Establishing a Connection.


DataSourceThe path to the folder containing the .dbf files.
IncludeFilesComma-separated list of file extensions to include into the set of table-content files.
CodePageThe code page to use for decoding character fields.


LogfileA filepath which designates the name and location of the log file.
VerbosityThe verbosity level that determines the amount of detail included in the log file.
LogModulesCore modules to be included in the log file.
MaxLogFileSizeA string specifying the maximum size in bytes for a log file (for example, 10 MB).
MaxLogFileCountA string specifying the maximum file count of log files.


LocationA path to the directory that contains the schema files defining tables, views, and stored procedures.
BrowsableSchemasThis property restricts the schemas reported to a subset of the available schemas. For example, BrowsableSchemas=SchemaA,SchemaB,SchemaC.
TablesThis property restricts the tables reported to a subset of the available tables. For example, Tables=TableA,TableB,TableC.
ViewsRestricts the views reported to a subset of the available tables. For example, Views=ViewA,ViewB,ViewC.


AutoCacheAutomatically caches the results of SELECT queries into a cache database specified by either CacheLocation or both of CacheConnection and CacheProvider .
CacheProviderThe name of the provider to be used to cache data.
CacheConnectionThe connection string for the cache database. This property is always used in conjunction with CacheProvider . Setting both properties will override the value set for CacheLocation for caching data.
CacheLocationSpecifies the path to the cache when caching to a file.
CacheToleranceThe tolerance for stale data in the cache specified in seconds when using AutoCache .
OfflineUse offline mode to get the data from the cache instead of the live source.
CacheMetadataThis property determines whether or not to cache the table metadata to a file store.


EmptyStringIsNullTells provider to expose empty strings as null values.
ExcludeFileExtensionsSet to true if file extensions should be excluded from table names.
MaxRowsLimits the number of rows returned when no aggregation or GROUP BY is used in the query. This takes precedence over LIMIT clauses.
OtherThese hidden properties are used only in specific use cases.
SetExactOnMimics beahviour of SET EXACT ON mode in Microsoft OLE DB provider.
UserDefinedViewsA filepath pointing to the JSON configuration file containing your custom views.

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