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Migrating FoxPro database into Oracle

I am planning to migrate an entire FoxPro database into Oracle8i, but I'm not able to indentify where to start. Can you please help?
First create the database structure in Oracle to match your FoxPro database structure. Then, you can do one of several things: You could export all your FoxPro data to text files (comma-delimited) and then use SQL*Loader to bring the data in. Or, you could connect to Oracle via ODBC and simply use your FoxPro interface to insert data from your FoxPro tables into the Oracle tables (I'm making an assumption here that FoxPro would allow this similarly to how Access does). Personally, I'd use the SQL*Loader method.
This was first published in November 2003

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