Connecting to xBase
Establishing a Connection shows how to authenticate to xBase and configure any necessary connection properties. You can create a connection profile by clicking Get Data and selecting From xBase on the CData ribbon.
You can also configure add-in capabilities through the available Connection properties, from data modeling to firewall traversal. The Advanced Settings section shows how to set up more advanced add-in configurations and troubleshoot connection errors.
Configuring a Connection Profile
You can configure access control in a connection profile by defining the operations allowed against xBase data and store the profile in the workbook to make the workbook easy to share. See Managing Connections for more configuration options for connection profiles.
Connecting from Excel
The add-in adds controls to the Excel ribbon, standard Excel formulas, and VBA classes for writing macros.
xBase Version Support
The add-in enables you to connect with .dbf files including those used in FoxPro 2.6 and Clipper. The add-in supports the dBase III dialect. The add-in requires access to a local file folder containing the table files.
- See Using the Excel Add-In to work with xBase data from the CData ribbon.
- By Writing Parameterized Queries in the From xBase dialog, you can easily create a dynamic spreadsheet based on an underlying SQL SELECT query. Cell values provide the query's input parameters.
- Use the CData Excel Functions to execute multiple queries from the same sheet or to use cells and ranges to manipulate xBase data.
- See Using the Excel Add-In (VBA) to write macros that can automate any of the capabilities available on the ribbon.