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February 17, 1988


By CBR Staff Writer

A new dBase IV version of the gran’daddy of low-end micro database management systems was duly introduced by Ashton-Tate Corp yesterday, offering a claimed 10 times the performance of dBase III, seamless SQL support, and a new novices’ user interface including an applications generator. It is designed for both OS-2 and MS-DOS and adds record and field locking for use in networked multi-user environments. DBase IV, out in June, is $795 in the US, UKP595 here, and dBase III users can upgrade for $175. The dBase IV Developer’s Edition with complete dBase IV programming environment for use by applications developers and consultants is $1,295 from August in the US, UKP895 here.

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