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Microsoft KB Archive/102895

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Article ID: 102895

Article Last Modified on 12/3/2003



APPLIES TO

  • Microsoft Visual FoxPro 3.0 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft FoxPro 2.5b
  • Microsoft FoxPro 2.5a
  • Microsoft FoxPro 2.0
  • Microsoft FoxPro 2.5b for MS-DOS
  • Microsoft FoxPro 2.5a



This article was previously published under Q102895

SUMMARY

To increase the size of a compound structural index file, repeat the INDEX ON command. To reduce the size of the .CDX file, issue the REINDEX command, or delete the tag and issue the INDEX ON command.

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Steps to Reproduce Problem

  1. In the Command window, issue the following commands:

          USE D:\FOXPROW\TUTORIAL\CUSTOMER EXCLUSIVE
          **The command above assumes FoxPro version 2.5 for Windows
          COPY TO TEST
          USE TEST EXCLUSIVE
          INDEX ON CNO TAG CNO
          CLOSE ALL
          FILER
  2. Find TEST.CDX in Filer and note its size. Close Filer.
  3. In the Command window, issue the following commands:

          USE TEST EXCLUSIVE
          INDEX ON CNO TAG CNO
           **A warning may appear about overwriting tag cno. It will be
           **necessary to overwrite the tag.
          CLOSE ALL
          FILER
  4. Find TEST.CDX in Filer and note the increase in size. Close Filer.
  5. In the Command window, issue the following commands:

          USE TEST EXCLUSIVE
          REINDEX
          CLOSE ALL
          FILER
  6. Find TEST.CDX in Filer and note that its size has been reduced.



Additional query words: VFoxWin FoxDos FoxWin

Keywords: KB102895