[R-sig-Geo] DBF file size

Alex Mandel tech_dev at wildintellect.com
Wed Oct 13 22:11:49 CEST 2010

On 10/13/2010 12:32 PM, kapo coulibaly wrote:
> I imported a DBF with more than 256 columns using read.dbf. But when i write
> it back out with write.dbf, only the first 256 columns are written out. Is
> there a way to export dbf files with more columns. (I actually need about
> 1200 columns)
> thanks
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Nope, that is a limitation of the dbf format. Depending on your usage of
the output file it would be best to choose another format. Are you
exporting a spatial file or just a data table? What end program do you
need to be able to pull the created file into?


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