dbf

generate dbf files

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Write dBase files in pure JavaScript, in node.js or browsers. Requires ArrayBuffer and DataView support.

usage

npm install dbf

Or just in a browser:
https://unpkg.com/dbf@latest/dbf.js
Replace latest with the latest version if you want to be sure.

example

in node:
var dbf = require('../'),
    fs = require('fs');

var buf = dbf.structure([
    {foo:'bar',noo:10},
    {foo:'louie'}
]);

fs.writeFileSync('foo.dbf', toBuffer(buf.buffer));

function toBuffer(ab) {
    var buffer = new Buffer(ab.byteLength);
    var view = new Uint8Array(ab);
    for (var i = 0; i < buffer.length; ++i) {
        buffer[i] = view[i];
    }
    return buffer;
}

API

dbf.structure(array)

Given an array of objects with string or number attributes, return a DataView object referencing an ArrayBuffer that contains a full DBF file structure.

Specifications

  • http://www.clicketyclick.dk/databases/xbase/format/dbf.html#DBFSTRUCT
  • http://www.quantdec.com/SYSEN597/GTKAV/section4/chapter15a.htm
  • http://ulisse.elettra.trieste.it/services/doc/dbase/DBFstruct.htm