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Because Paradox stores numbers in binary rather than character representation and because it explicitly supports missing values, it is a much more suitable file format for statistical data than the dBASE format.


Stat/Transfer reads Versions 4-9 and writes a version that is compatible with 7-9.


Standard extension:  db


Reading Paradox Files

Paradox variable names can be up to 25 characters in length.


Paradox's date format is supported on input.


Writing Paradox Files

Stat/Transfer stores numbers into Paradox's integer format if they will fit.  If not, it uses double precision representation. 


Paradox's date format is supported on output.


Missing Data

Paradox supports missing values for all data types.


Output Variable Types

The output variable type that results from each target variable type is given in the following table:



Target Type

Output Type


byte

int

Short


long

float

double

Numeric


date

Date


time

Time


date/time

Timestamp


string

Alphanumeric