Foxpro 2/2.5/2.6 (Dos) - Y2K compatible? 
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 Foxpro 2/2.5/2.6 (Dos) - Y2K compatible?

Does anyone know whether Fox or Microsoft have issued a statement about
the year 2000 compatibility of Foxpro 2.0, 2.5 and 2.6 for Dos.
I've looked at Microsoft's web site, but haven't seen any mention of
older versions of Foxpro.

I know that its possible to SET CENTURY ON to allow 4 digit years to be
entered, but is anyone aware of any limitations.

Thanks in advance for any information.

P.S. if you could possibly e-mail a reply as well as responding to the NG
I'd really appreciate it as I sometimes don't have have access to the
newsgroup in time to catch the replies.



Sat, 14 Apr 2001 03:00:00 GMT  
 Foxpro 2/2.5/2.6 (Dos) - Y2K compatible?
Generally speaking, if you use SET CENTURY ON, you are fine. Certain functions,
LUPDATE for example, aren't  100% reliable.
Mike Ballai



Sun, 15 Apr 2001 03:00:00 GMT  
 Foxpro 2/2.5/2.6 (Dos) - Y2K compatible?
I've had a consultant who is a Fox specialist pour through a FP 2.6 DOS app
that I was recently given responsibility for.  The only mods he found to
make were to SET CENTURY ON and to widen the screen and report fields to
accomodate dates that occupy an additional 2 character spaces.  Until
recently, MS _did_ have a FP 2.6 compliance statement that said just about
the same thing.  AFAIK the only possible exceptions cited were for foreign
language date representations.
On Tue, 27 Oct 1998 20:46:00 -0800 David Carle of  wrote this re Foxpro
2/2.5/2.6 (Dos) - Y2K compatible?:
Quote:
>Does anyone know whether Fox or Microsoft have issued a statement about
>the year 2000 compatibility of Foxpro 2.0, 2.5 and 2.6 for Dos.
>I've looked at Microsoft's web site, but haven't seen any mention of
>older versions of Foxpro.

>I know that its possible to SET CENTURY ON to allow 4 digit years to be
>entered, but is anyone aware of any limitations.

Scott A. Miller




Mon, 16 Apr 2001 03:00:00 GMT  
 Foxpro 2/2.5/2.6 (Dos) - Y2K compatible?
I've had a consultant who is a Fox specialist pour through a FP 2.6 DOS app
that I was recently given responsibility for.  The only mods he found to
make were to SET CENTURY ON and to widen the screen and report fields to
accomodate dates that occupy an additional 2 character spaces.  Until
recently, MS _did_ have a FP 2.6 compliance statement that said just about
the same thing.  AFAIK the only possible exceptions cited were for foreign
language date representations.
On Tue, 27 Oct 1998 20:46:00 -0800 David Carle of  wrote this re Foxpro
2/2.5/2.6 (Dos) - Y2K compatible?:
Quote:
>Does anyone know whether Fox or Microsoft have issued a statement about
>the year 2000 compatibility of Foxpro 2.0, 2.5 and 2.6 for Dos.
>I've looked at Microsoft's web site, but haven't seen any mention of
>older versions of Foxpro.

>I know that its possible to SET CENTURY ON to allow 4 digit years to be
>entered, but is anyone aware of any limitations.

Scott A. Miller




Mon, 16 Apr 2001 03:00:00 GMT  
 Foxpro 2/2.5/2.6 (Dos) - Y2K compatible?
Hello David:

If you go to http://www.microsoft.com/salesinfo/qa/qa6884.htm you will see:

"Are there any problems with Microsoft FoxPro 2.6 for MS-DOS with the year 2000?"

" Microsoft FoxPro 2.6 for MS-DOS stores the date with the full century, so there
should not be any problems. The one exception to this  is if you have SET CENTURY off
and enter dates using only two digits for the year. That can cause problems since the
assumed century  is 19. If you want to use four year digits for the year and you have
an interface to enter a date that only takes the two year digits and attempt to enter
the year as 2020, you will not be able to."

My company, Communication Horizons, has developer a software tool called Y2KFOX. It
lets you  specify a century rollover year for FoxPro applications, so that 2-digit
years default to the correct century. It requires minimal or no recoding. If you would
like to find out more, the url is http://www.y2kfox.com/y2kfox.htm.

Truly,

Maureen Weicher

Maureen Weicher
Communication Horizons

http://www.netlib.com

Quote:

> Does anyone know whether Fox or Microsoft have issued a statement about
> the year 2000 compatibility of Foxpro 2.0, 2.5 and 2.6 for Dos.
> I've looked at Microsoft's web site, but haven't seen any mention of
> older versions of Foxpro.

> I know that its possible to SET CENTURY ON to allow 4 digit years to be
> entered, but is anyone aware of any limitations.

> Thanks in advance for any information.

> P.S. if you could possibly e-mail a reply as well as responding to the NG
> I'd really appreciate it as I sometimes don't have have access to the
> newsgroup in time to catch the replies.

--


Mon, 16 Apr 2001 03:00:00 GMT  
 Foxpro 2/2.5/2.6 (Dos) - Y2K compatible?
You must also scan for the use of the LUPDATE() command as it is not Y2K
compatible.  Use FDATE() instead.
Quote:

>I've had a consultant who is a Fox specialist pour through a FP 2.6 DOS app
>that I was recently given responsibility for.  The only mods he found to
>make were to SET CENTURY ON and to widen the screen and report fields to
>accomodate dates that occupy an additional 2 character spaces.  Until
>recently, MS _did_ have a FP 2.6 compliance statement that said just about
>the same thing.  AFAIK the only possible exceptions cited were for foreign
>language date representations.
>On Tue, 27 Oct 1998 20:46:00 -0800 David Carle of  wrote this re Foxpro
>2/2.5/2.6 (Dos) - Y2K compatible?:
>>Does anyone know whether Fox or Microsoft have issued a statement about
>>the year 2000 compatibility of Foxpro 2.0, 2.5 and 2.6 for Dos.
>>I've looked at Microsoft's web site, but haven't seen any mention of
>>older versions of Foxpro.

>>I know that its possible to SET CENTURY ON to allow 4 digit years to be
>>entered, but is anyone aware of any limitations.
>Scott A. Miller





Tue, 17 Apr 2001 03:00:00 GMT  
 Foxpro 2/2.5/2.6 (Dos) - Y2K compatible?
Thanks, I'm aware of that, but no DBF contains a last update date and a
scan of the programs and screens came up empty.
On Fri, 30 Oct 1998 06:01:36 +1100 Colin Macauley of Melbourne PC User
Group wrote this re Re: Foxpro 2/2.5/2.6 (Dos) - Y2K compatible?:
Quote:
>You must also scan for the use of the LUPDATE() command as it is not Y2K
>compatible.  Use FDATE() instead.

Scott A. Miller




Fri, 20 Apr 2001 03:00:00 GMT  
 Foxpro 2/2.5/2.6 (Dos) - Y2K compatible?
I've had a consultant who is a Fox specialist pour through a FP 2.6 DOS app
that I was recently given responsibility for.  The only mods he found to
make were to SET CENTURY ON and to widen the screen and report fields to
accomodate dates that occupy an additional 2 character spaces.  Until
recently, MS _did_ have a FP 2.6 compliance statement that said just about
the same thing.  AFAIK the only possible exceptions cited were for foreign
language date representations.
On Tue, 27 Oct 1998 20:46:00 -0800 David Carle of  wrote this re Foxpro
2/2.5/2.6 (Dos) - Y2K compatible?:
Quote:
>Does anyone know whether Fox or Microsoft have issued a statement about
>the year 2000 compatibility of Foxpro 2.0, 2.5 and 2.6 for Dos.
>I've looked at Microsoft's web site, but haven't seen any mention of
>older versions of Foxpro.

>I know that its possible to SET CENTURY ON to allow 4 digit years to be
>entered, but is anyone aware of any limitations.

Scott A. Miller




Tue, 01 May 2001 03:00:00 GMT  
 
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