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Microsoft KB Archive/100571

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PRB: dBASE III+ Memo Fields Display Box Characters in Report

ID: Q100571

The information in this article applies to:

  • Microsoft FoxPro for Windows, versions 2.5, 2.5a, 2.5b, 2.6
  • Microsoft FoxPro for MS-DOS, version 2.6


The FoxPro for Windows Report Writer displays box characters where word wraps occur in dBASE III PLUS or FoxBASE+ memo fields. These characters do not appear in FoxPro for MS-DOS.


The box character is ASCII code 141. The character appears as a thick vertical line when you are editing the memo field.


To remove these characters, issue the following commands:

   USE <database name>
   REPLACE ALL <memofld> WITH STRTRAN(<memofld>,chr(141),' ')

Additional reference words: FoxDos FoxWin 2.50 2.50a 2.50b 2.60 KBCategory: kbprg kbprb KBSubcategory: FxinteropDbase

Last Reviewed: June 28, 1995
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