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Dump/export a complete Progress« database

This program dumps all table contents to text files.

Get the absolute OS path

This routine returns the temp directory or converts relative paths to absolute OS paths.

Get a unique file name

This routine creates a unique file name. Properly implemented, the file name is unique across all computers on this planet.

Convert special characters to lower ASCII strings

This routine converts special characters like '─' or 'Ă' to lower ASCII strings like 'Ae'.

Create a UUID (Unified Unique IDentifier)

This routine creates UUIDs. Use it to assign unique values to primary keys, message IDs, file names or whatever.

Author: Sebastian
Last Update: Friday, March 25, 2005   Web Feed

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