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It is a text-based procedurally-oriented programming language &DBMS ,originally
published by Fox software & later by Microsoft ,for MS-DOS ,MS Windows ,Apple
Macintosh & UNIX . It is a very powerful Database Management System .It Intregate
development Environment allows programminng language. Among the Relational
database managers available for IBMPC ,foxpro for windows is considered to be among
the best .Fox pro for windows can be used to create database files for the necessary
information .This can be used to create database files and print informations as per your
needs using custom from and report capabilities of foxpro.

You can display informations in 2 formates:-

1)Tabular formats (Browse mode )

2)Screen format (edit or change mode)

There are 7 data types in foxpro

1)Character (combination of alpha & numeric character)



4)Logical (true or false)



7)General (to store graphics ,sound or any other kinds of objects)

The collection of related information group together as a single item is called a database

Foxpro uses table format of the rows & columns to store the information in a database .

Foxpro is a relational database managers that can draw information from different linked
by a common field.

Foxpro allows you to carry out operations in 2 ways :-

1)By choosing the optios from a series commands within the command window.

2)By choosing the options from the menu bar.

which extends FoxPro's xBase capabilities to support SQL query and data manipulation. dynamic programming language that does not require the use of an additional general-purpose programming environment. reduced platform support to only Mac and Windows. The last version of FoxPro (2. COMMANDS: a)CREATE With this command we can create a new database in foxpro. Visual FoxPro is a full-featured. commonly abbreviated as VFP. and Unix: Visual FoxPro 3. DOS. Visual FoxPro. after which the software acquired further features and the prefix "Visual".NET version.VISUAL FOXPRO: Visual FoxPro is a data-centric object-oriented and procedural programming language produced by Microsoft. It is derived from FoxPro (originally known as FoxBASE) which was developed by Fox Software beginning in 1984. the first "Visual" version. . Fox Technologies merged with Microsoft in 1992.6) worked under Mac OS. Windows. The current version of Visual FoxPro is COM-based and Microsoft has stated that they do not intend to create a Microsoft .0. but also middleware and web applications. and later versions were Windows-only. is tightly integrated with its own relational database engine. It can be used to write not just traditional "fat client" applications. Unlike most database management systems.

c)DISPLAY It records contents & expresions results for the current table in the main Visual forpro window or a user-defined window . the database currently in use appears in the form of table as shown below.b)BROWSE When we select the Browse option either from the database or the Browse menu. it displays the first screen of information and then .

it displays information without pausing.pauses. e)EDIT . d)LIST It displays the specific records or fields .