I want to load a large number of dbf files and merge them into one .sav . I'm getting a very interesting error.
Here's the first part of the macro:
DEFINE inlezen (!POS !CHAREND('/'))
!DO !i !IN (!1)
/TYPE=DBF /MAP .
dataset name !naam.
The funny thing is: it works just fine for files like 255.dbf or a255.dbf and even a255_1.dbf . But 255_1 of 255a1 does not work. Anyone got an idea as to why and how to avoid this problem?
The DBF's are an export of a python script run on a feature layer in ArcGIS, where a unique identifier is used as the filename. This makes it easy, as the unique filename is also what I need as a variable. So I could build a workaround where I add a field to my features, or in the python script. But that makes it considerably less elegant, easy and flexible.
I thought this might be a bug...