A standard (but older and limited) data storage format developed for the once-popular dBASE DBMS. Of interest primarily because it forms part of the "shapefile" specification for sharing GIS data.

learn more… | top users | synonyms

1
vote
2answers
190 views

How to view dbase tables?

Using Linux, is there something out there to quickly view a dbase file? Sometimes there are look-up tables(.dbf) to accompany a shapefile. Libre Office Calc can't read it. Maybe a QGIS plugin that can ...
1
vote
1answer
217 views

dbf file size is increased after exporting opened Shape file into new Shapefile

I have a shape file(polygon features) which has 7 attributes(id,area,etc.,) in dbf file. After reading the shape file i am exporting to a new Shape file in Which i am adding 2 attibutes (id ,area). ...
1
vote
1answer
1k views

How to access row from dbf table?

I have got the following problem: I would like to access a row from a dbf table. I have tried to access it through SearchCursor, but I am not able to do it without knowing the field name. This is my ...
1
vote
1answer
338 views

Why does QGIS generate Shapefiles without DBF?

I need to output shape files for archiving, which requires generating .shp, .shx and .dbf files. When I save a layer as a shape file it generates the first two, but not the dbf. All the help I can ...
0
votes
2answers
1k views

Exporting data from DBF to Excel template using ModelBuilder?

I have created a model in ModelBuilder that uses the iterator tool to run through a polygon layer and clip a raster based on the polygon's unique name in the attribute table. The model then copies the ...
3
votes
0answers
275 views

PyQGIS joining a dbf to a shapefile [duplicate]

I am trying to join a shp and dbf file using the PyQGIS API. The code I'll use is below: from PyQt4.QtCore import * vector1 = QgsVectorLayer("path to dbf file", "test1", "ogr") id1 = vector1.id() ...
1
vote
0answers
417 views

How do I edit a shapefile DBF to repair an extra row?

Something got screwed up and now the rows of my DBF beyond #1210 are offset by one, meaning that each shape has the attributes that should be assigned to the next shape. If I were in a spreadsheet ...
-3
votes
3answers
5k views

How to add a field to a shapefile using R

This question is trying to make sense of a post that already exists that looks good, but is failing in practice. The second ranked answer uses the foreign package to read a shapefile attribute table ...
3
votes
1answer
3k views

Is there Python 3 module to read .dbf files written by ArcGIS for Desktop?

I would like to know whether there are Python 3.x-compatible (preferably Python 3.3) modules to read the kind of .dbf files produced by ArcGIS for Desktop. All the modules I found were only ...
2
votes
1answer
1k views

Python - read shapefile .dbf for encoding

I've written a python script that formats a .shp such that its fields structure matches my office's database view in order to ingest the data of said shapefile. This original shapefile was encoded ...
4
votes
1answer
1k views

How do I map data by zip code?

I have a set of data that corresponds to zip code, and I'd like to turn that into a map. From what I've gathered thus far, zip code shapefiles are difficult to find and work with due to the fact that ...
0
votes
1answer
286 views

How to create DBF field with length > 254? [duplicate]

Is it possible to create a text field in a database (DBF) table with a length that is greater than 254 characters? Using ArcGIS 10.1 for Desktop.
4
votes
0answers
2k views

problem with saving to esri file

I was using Wroclaw 1.7/GDAL 1.9(earlier release)/Grass 6.4/GSL 1.15-2 and started getting the following message when saving any item to esri format. "Export to vector file failed. Error: creation of ...
23
votes
3answers
9k views

How to easily edit attribute data using Regular Expressions?

I am writing a tutorial for MSc students that uses QGIS. One of the tasks requires the attribute data to be modified (see pdf draft of tutorial here if interested ). The question is how to get them ...
4
votes
2answers
566 views

Is it possible to add a new line in a non-spatial table using Qgis?

While using QGIS, and having loaded a non spatial table (from a dbf or a Spatialite table), is it possible to add a new row to its table attributes? Normally in a spatial layer you have to use "add ...
2
votes
2answers
455 views

Error Importing dbf File Into GRASS

I am working on an assignment which requires me to connect to a database, then import a dbf file into the database using the command db.in.ogr (as can be seen below). However, GRASS simply won't ...
1
vote
1answer
294 views

v.dissolve renames the attribute table column and does not produce a dbf

When I run v.dissolve on my vector... v.dissolve --o input=pass2@mapset1 layer=1 column=fttcp output=pass3 The dissolving appears to work but the column name in the attribute table has changed from ...
2
votes
2answers
874 views

Why does ESRI make me store my DBF doubles as strings?

As far as I can tell I have to store all numeric values in a shapefile's associated DBF file as strings (yes, the N type is essentially a string). Can anyone confirm that ESRI does not support the use ...
5
votes
2answers
2k views

Converting text file with coordinates to database table in ArcGIS Desktop with Python?

How do I convert a text file with point coordinates to database tables in the dBase (*.dbf) format in Python? I am using ArcGIS Desktop.
6
votes
3answers
3k views

Saving *.dbf as *.xls using Python?

i've been let loose in the workplace to learn python to do things in Arcmap10. so, i've learning python as i go and trying to remember the programming i have done. where i am in this project is ...
2
votes
1answer
580 views

coordinates in dbf file wrong

I am new to ArcGis, so please bare with me :D . I converted a polygon in an mdx file I have to a shape file, then converted its vertices to points, then used "add X Y feature" and choosed coordinates ...
2
votes
1answer
256 views

Creating sum layers by summing field values from *.dbf files using ArcPy?

I have 490 consecutive daily rainfall shapefiles/.dbf files in a single directory. Each consists of a uniform even-spaced grid of 220 points having uniform pointIDs, number of records, field names and ...
1
vote
2answers
768 views

NA values in dbf when exporting shapefile from R with writeOGR?

I´m writing an esri shapefile from R (2.14.1) on windows, using writeOGR in the rgdal package, in the resulting dbf file, NA values in the spatialpointdataframe (in numeric columns) are not translated ...
0
votes
1answer
915 views

How to convert dbf to raster the short way?

I have got a dbf file and i want make it to raster file but shor way, Look at my long way, 1- First i add my dbf file 2- and i create tin http://i1211.photobucket.com/albums/cc421/mtnkou/2.jpg 3- ...
4
votes
4answers
7k views

How do you add file name to an attribute field?

Does anybody know how to add the shape file name to a field in the file's attribute table? I've found a description: 'You have to use inline variable in CalculateField like %Name% in expresssion ...
4
votes
2answers
885 views

ArcObjects joins and non-persistent fields after joining to multiple tables

I have inherited a truly awful and very large ArcObjects project that was originally written in VB and then ported to C#. Apparently the source code I have been given is not the latest version and I ...
25
votes
4answers
12k views

How to bypass 10 character limit of field name in ShapeFiles?

I'm exporting geometry with attached text attributes from oracle database to esri shapefile format (.shp) with Java and Geotools library. Attribute columns in our database have names with more than ...
1
vote
2answers
600 views

DBF write support in Ruby

this is repost of the same question on Stackoverflow where I got no answers so far http://stackoverflow.com/questions/5687130/how-to-write-into-dbase-tables-using-ruby-on-osx So, from OSX(Lion) using ...
19
votes
4answers
6k views

How do you determine a shapefile's charset?

Is there a way to determine the charset used for a given shapefile?
3
votes
2answers
2k views

How to Open a Table, Convert it to ShapeFile & projecting the data using the X and Y

it's my first project using ArcObject, i create this interface : http://i118.photobucket.com/albums/o104/b_sara/Cap2-1.png i did programme the button "Parcourir" ( browse ) using a commonDialog, it ...
18
votes
4answers
11k views

How to add attribute field to existing Shapefile via Python without ArcGIS?

I have a Python script that adds an attribute field to a Shapefile if doesn't exist. This is easy to do with ArcGIS (graphically or via Python), but I'm looking for something that doesn't depend on ...
2
votes
2answers
903 views

Problems closing dbf-table edited with ArcObjects

To change values and add new values to a dbf-file, I connect to the dbf and use the ITable interface to make the edits. At the end I release the COM-objects of the table and the workspace. But when I ...
35
votes
4answers
26k views

Which character encoding is used by the DBF file in shapefiles?

Which character-encoding is used by the dbf-file in Shape-files? It seems it is handled different, based on the program and the local encoding-settings of the machine. Which encoding is 'right' - ...
10
votes
13answers
9k views

DBF creation and manipulation without excel 2003

My company just upgraded to Office 2007 and now I am no longer able to easily manipulate and create dbf's. I do not understand MS's decision by removing this capability but alas there is no use ...