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NAME

       dbfcreate - Create an empty xBase DBF file

SYNOPSIS

       dbfcreate xbase_file [[-s field_name width] | [-n field_name width decimals],...]

DESCRIPTION

       Creates  an  empty  DBF file called xbase_file with columns described by all the -s and -n
       options that follow.

OPTIONS

       xbase_file
              the name of xBase file to be created. Doesn´t need the extension.

       -s field_name width
              creates a string field with name field_name and size width.

       -n field_name width decimals
              creates a numeric field with name field_name, width  of  width  and  with  decimals
              places sized by decimals.

EXAMPLE

       dbfcreate testbase -s NAME 20, -n AREA 9 3, -n VALUE 9 2

       this  will create a file named testbase.dbf with 3 fields: NAME (string (20)), AREA (float
       (9,3)) and VALUE (float (9,2))

EXIT STATUS

       0      Successful program execution.

       1      Missing xbase_file argument.

       2      Failed to create the file xbase_file for writing.

       3      Missing field_name, width, or decimals argument for a -s or -n option.

       4      Failed to add a column given by a -s or -n option.

DIAGNOSTICS

       The following diagnostics may be issued on stdout:

       DBFCreate(xbase_file) failed.

       DBFAddField(field_name,FTString,width,0) failed.

       DBFAddField(field_name,FTDouble,width,decimals) failed.

       Argument incomplete, or unrecognised: arg

AUTHOR

       dbfcreate is part of shapelib, maintained by Frank Warmerdam. This guide  was  created  by
       Eduardo  Patoo  Kanegae  and  converted  to  manpage  by Johan Van de Wauw. It was further
       enhanced with the man page written by Joonas Pihlaja (jpihlaja@cc.helsinki.fi).

SEE ALSO

       dbfadd(1),  dbfcat(1),  dbfdump(1),  dbfinfo(1),   shpadd(1),   shpcat(1),   shpcentrd(1),
       shpcreate(1),  shpdump(1),  shpdxf(1),  shpfix(1),  shpinfo(1),  shpproj(1), shprewind(1),
       shptest(1)

                                           August 2018                               DBFCREATE(1)