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I have a variety of dbf files I am currently working with and it would be helpful for me to know the exact version of the dBASE format they are in, e.g. dBASE III, IV, 5.0, etc.

Is there a way to determine this?

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you already know they are dBase and not foxpro files? –  datatoo Jul 11 '11 at 12:53

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The answer is on the first byte:

According to these two links, use a hex viewer and read the first byte.

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