Q62770: Must Load PROISAM or PROISAMD to Use ISAM Utilities
Article: Q62770 Product(s): See article Version(s): 7.00 7.10 Operating System(s): MS-DOS Keyword(s): ENDUSER | SR# S900509-65 | mspl13_basic Last Modified: 8-AUG-1990 As stated on Page 389 of the "Microsoft BASIC 7.0: Programmer's Guide" for versions 7.00 and 7.10, when using the ISAM utilities ISAMIO, ISAMCVT, or ISAMPACK, you must have the ISAM support installed. Depending on how you ran SETUP.EXE, the ISAM utilities ISAMIO.EXE, ISAMCVT.EXE, and ISAMPACK.EXE are built either to run as stand-alone programs or to require the terminate-and-stay-resident (TSR) form of ISAM (PROISAMD.EXE). SETUP always installs the ISAMREPR.EXE (ISAM repair) utility to run as a stand-alone program. For more information about how SETUP installs the ISAM utilities, search for a separate article in this Knowledge Base with the following words: how and SETUP and builds and ISAMIO This information applies to Microsoft BASIC Professional Development System (PDS) versions 7.00 and 7.10 for MS-DOS. The following table describes what each of the ISAM utilities does: Utility Name Use ------------ --- ISAMREPR Repairs or rebuilds database ISAMCVT Converts other ISAM file types to the ISAM format used by BASIC PDS 7.00 ISAMPACK Rotates all deleted records to the end of the ISAM file, and if a 32K section is marked for deletion, it decreases the size of the data file by 32K ISAMIO Converts to or from simple ASCII text files and ISAM files
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