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Can anybody help on how to read .tdx file with associated .tds file into xml

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Can anybody help on how to read .tdx file with associated .tds file into xml 
Posted 17-Oct-17 9:58am
Oluwsegun1.2K
Updated 17-Oct-17 12:08pm
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Richard Deeming 17-Oct-17 15:51pm
   
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HOW MANY TIMES do we have to give you THE SAME ANSWER for THE SAME QUESTION!!!!
https://www.codeproject.com/Questions/1203994/WHAT-NAME-CAN-WE-GIVE-the-CODE-FORMAT-DISCRIBED-BE[^]
https://www.codeproject.com/Questions/1210697/How-to-read-tdx-file-into-mconf-tdl-into-xml[^]
And countless other duplicates already closed...


You have been given the answer. Multiple times. And you continue to ignore our help, and repost the same damn question over and over and over again!

Keep it up if you want to be banned from the site.
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Solution 1

Sure. You can't.

Without having a WORKING installation of FoxPro, a product that's been dead for a LONG time now, you can't read that file. Since you can't read the file, there's no way to convert the data in it to any other representation, like XML.
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Solution 2

As you've been explained, the file can only be handled using FoxPro. Also as explained, that is a product that has been unsupported for a long time. The extended support ended 1/13/2015

However, it looks like the last version is still available along with help and sample files so why not give it a try. Have a look at Visual FoxPro Home[^]
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Solution 3

Albert Einstein probably said:
The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result.

You asked variants of the same question repeatedly and already got answers, asking the question once more will not get you new answers.
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Can anybody help on how to read .tdx file

you can read the file with any binary enabled text editor. Those editors are not general purpose, they are specialized editors, usually for programmers.
But since the file is not plain text, you will need to decode or uncompress it in order to understand it, and this van be a huge work.
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can you give me a clue on how to decode or uncompress it, after reading it with binary text editor
Or secondly, it will be a grate things for me, if u can help me to read out a .tdx file, i want to know really know it structured and what the real content is

A big NO.
FoxPro offers many ways to export data, but obviously, .tdx and .tds files are meant for FoxPro internal use.
This means digging in iser documentation, as it is likely to be poorly documented, this means even more digging in technical documentation (if available), experimenting with toy apps to generate files where you know what they contain, then analyzing the files for some clues.
If compressed, the algorithm comes from an era before the zip compression, which lead you literally to hundreds of flavors of compressions. As those compressions methods are deprecated, it may be difficult to find source code or uncompressing utilities.
Once uncompressed, data may be not in plain text.

All this leads to days or even weeks of work with no guaranty of success. There is no way someone will want to spend such amount of time for free.
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Oluwsegun 27-Oct-17 1:58am
   
Ppolymorphe, i read appreciate this, can you give me a clue on how to decode or uncompress it, after reading it with binary text editor

Or secondly, it will be a grate things for me, if u can help me to read out a .tdx file, i want to know really know it structured and what the real content is

Need this dearly
Dave Kreskowiak 27-Oct-17 20:42pm
   
You, very amusingly, have no idea what you're talking about. You have no clue the scope of the project you're asking.

A binary editor, or hex editor, lets you see the content in the file as a stream of bytes. YOU have to parse the data and copy and paste the data you decode into another file BY HAND!

In order to do this, you have to completely understand the ENTIRE FoxPro file format, byte by byte. Good luck finding the documentation that describes this. Microsoft isn't just going to handle it over.

It'll take you YEARS of work to parse through the file, digging out the data and writing a new database from it.

I'm not joking about that time frame.

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