Subject Re: [IBO] IB Data Pump and MS Access
Author Helen Borrie
At 07:42 AM 30/08/2004 +0000, you wrote:

>Does anyone know if FB can read dBase files as external tables?

It can't read any external format other than fixed format ascii currently.

There is never-implemented code inside the engine to read various foreign
formats (including dBaseIII and CSV, if I recall right) that Ann Harrison
found some years ago and (at the time) thought might not take a lot of
effort to bring to the surface...If Claudio is watching here, he might have
more to say about it. Or, better, ask about it in firebird-devel.