Visual FoxPro Reviews & Product Details

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Visual FoxPro Overview

What is Visual FoxPro?

Visual FoxPro 9.0 provides the tools you need to create and manage high-performance, 32-bit database applications and components.

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Product Description

Visual FoxPro 9.0 provides the tools you need to create and manage high-performance, 32-bit database applications and components.


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Microsoft
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1975
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Analista de sistemas de información
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

It's lite and its syntax is easy to understand. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Sometimes crashs with some bugs with the menus generator. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I've developed applications with low costs to small companies.

Many of the applications developed with VisualFoxpro connect to SQL Server Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Javier Castro
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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What do you like best?

El desarrollo de software es vital para los proyectos de una empresa ya que nos permite automatizar procesos para darle al usuario facilidad al momento de ejectuar ideas y tareas, con Visual Foxpro podemos desarrollar aplicaciones todo orientado a objetos el mismo posee su propio manejador de base de datos en el cual podemos crear tablas, relacionarlas y ejecutar sentencias para poder extraer datos deseados. Adicional a esto el software tiene un conjunto de herramientas varias para poder ir creando nuestros formularios con un entorno de windows totalmente editable y con un alto grado de personalizacion en los cuales podemos ingresar botones, cuadros de textos, etiquetas y a su vez se puede crear el codigo fuente para programar las funciones que sean necesarias. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

El programa fue quedando obsoleto luego de la adquisicion y cambios de licencias este quedo sin actualizaciones porque lo que el desarrollo ya quedo atras en compracion con otros aplicativos, su base de datos es algo sensible a los cambios con el tiempo y a medida que las tablas de la base de datos se hacen mas grandes el peso se sigue incrementando volviendo lenta los resultados de las consultas realizadas. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Es un software sencillo de usar y practico tiene las herramientas necesarias para programar aplicaciones facilmente y con las herramientas necesarias para el desarrollo de ideas. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Foxpro es ideal para empresas pequeñas que deseen automatizar algunos procedimientos ya que viene con todo incluido base de datos y area de desarrollo, en nuestra empresa tenemos escritos varios programas usando este lenguaje y los resultados han sido muy optimos. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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What do you like best?

FoxPro es una aplicacion para programar, bastante completa incluso con su propio manejador de bases de datos integrada ideal para proyectos medianos a nivel de empresas pequeñas, la programacion esta orientada a objetos y procedimientos donde se pueden crear formularios y realizar la programacion necesaria para que realice la tareja asignada por el programador, el programa llego a tener gran potencial ya que como cuenta con su propia base de datos hace mas sencillo el poder enlazar las aplicaciones con la data directamente. El software posee distintos tipos de herramientas tenemos una ventana de comandos dondo podemos ejecutar sentencias de consulta a la base de datos, tenemos la ventana de proyecto donde podemos editar y crear proyectos nuevos, la data session es donde podemos consultar las tablas de las bases de datos, entre muchas opciones mas. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

El programa es ideal para proyectos pequeños ya que con el paso del tiempo el peso de las tablas puede resultar un poco problematico se vuele inestable e incluso se puede a llegar a perder data. La base de datos es un poco delicada ya que si varios usuarios consultan la misma informacion puede causar retraso en las consultas. El lenguaje es un poco antiguo pero todavia vigente para algunas empresas. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Si desean crear proyectos pequeños FoxPro es el software indicado, ya que trae su propio manejador de base de datos para poder realizar las consultas necesarias. Un buen software de programacion. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

En nuestra empresa usamos Foxpro ya que varias aplicaciones fueron escritas con este lenguaje ya que su sencilles lo convirtio en el programa indicado para desarrollar dichas aplicaciones. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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What do you like best?

Estamos ante un lenguaje de programacion orientado a objetos y al mismo tiempo posee una base de datos propia, esto nos permite crear proyectos a gran escala para pequeñas y grandes empresas, podemos crear formularios, reportes con un alto grado de personalizacion y detalle. El manejador de base de datos es sencilla pero lo suficientemente completa para poder almacenar toda la data que sera utilizada como consulta en la aplicacion que estemos desarrollando. El sistema de depuracion de errores es bastante completo permite revisar paso a paso como se esta ejecutando nuestro aplicactivo antes de la compilacion final. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Microsoft dejo de brindarle soporte directo a la aplicacion esto lo convierte en un lenguaje obsoleto, pero en muchas empresas todavia se manejan ciertas aplicaciones que han sido escritas en el, la interfaz grafica de la aplicacion es bastante sencilla, la base de datos es algo inestable si la misma se vuelve pesada por la cantidad de registros es posible que algunos datos se dañen y se tenga que reindexar la tabla y aplicar ciertos mantenimientos correctivos. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Puedo recomendar esta aplicacion a todos aquellos programadores que deseen llevar proyectos pequeños ya que permite trabajar con formularios, base de datos y reportes todo en un mismo programa es una lastima que el soporte tecnico llegara a su fin. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

En nuestra empresa usamos FoxPro, algunos de nuestros aplicativos estan escritos en el para llevar el control de algunos procedimientos sencillos. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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What do you like best?

This is an interesting program, coded on the basis of c++. It's difficult to initially get the hang of but once learnt if very simple to navigate around Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The startup difficulties are major and will take some time getting used to Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

There are easier and better softwares out there so do have a look first Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Being able to manipulate large amounts of data very very quickly Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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AC
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
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What do you like best?

Ability to modify application per individual project need.

No major hardware installation needed. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Old version not up with latest technologies Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

easy and less expensive Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

able to modify application per clients need on each different project.

ability to report on data with excel import export Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UM
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What do you like best?

Its Simple and easy to use for almost all the employees. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Its quite antique and might need to use another after a certain period. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Its a good start for begginers Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Its been helpful to keep things common for everyone who even has no knowledge of the work. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Computer Software
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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What do you like best?

I like the easiest way the VFP provides to deal with the DBF tables using VFP code, also I like that it works easily with SQL tables using SQLEXEC function, also its IDE is very productive while programming and debugging as it provides some helpful tools to debug like Watch, local memory, Call stack, etc.. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The big problem with VFP, is its DBF table's limitation as it became corrupted after it reaches more that 2GB, also sometimes when its memo field being corrupted, you won't be able to use the table until you release this corruption, also sometimes some crashes happened for no reasons, and last and not least it is not supported officially by Microsoft. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Day to Day programming work for our projects and EDI & ERP products Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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What do you like best?

I like the easy way to access and manage DBF data, I really like the smart tools provided to trace a problem as it allows me to catch the programming command with problem in a very few steps and it allows me to check the call stack in any part of execution, also it provides a great code behind feature, it allows me to either enter all the code in the screen's methods or to just call a function from a separate program, it allows me to create our custom controls and forms and use it in all our programming work as a framework Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I don't like the DBF size limitation and its UI needs to be enhanced Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Daily programming work in our live old products Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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What do you like best?

This software is very functional, however the user interface is not so friendly. I think it could be more modern and optimize its appearance in order to make it more pleasant Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

it's really like a retrospective to the past for my taste is not nice visually it's like something old-fashioned could be much better. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

It is a very stable program but at the same time very basic its interface is very old and the image is not so friendly or does not have a harmonious design. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

this type of software allows to organize many of the processes of orders dispatches of consumables and rotables of the organization but it does not have connection in real time to request replenishment of stock in the organization that is why it is limited Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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What do you like best?

The software seems to have a lot of programs available within it. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Sometimes the system is slow to pull up information and multiple records at 1 time. I believe there is a lot of programming behind the scenes by our IT personal. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

I am not the person who did the implementation so I can't tell you how that would go. However, as a user of the program I am not always happy with how it works for the information I use the program for. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It is being used as our CRM and order processing program Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Owner
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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What do you like best?

This product works well, and is easy to set up. It is not just backup, but also backup and data recovery. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Its pricey compared to other backup solutions so you have to weigh that against its shininess. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Look at Storage Craft, or Cloudberry. If you still need BDR (i.e. bare metal restore in the cloud) this is an easy way to go. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

BDR - namely you can spin up a copy of a workstation or server in the cloud in less than 30 minutes using this product. It also backs up and archives files. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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What do you like best?

Commands are very specific but pretty easy & straight forward once you get used to it Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Unreliable, as often times the program glitches out forcing you to close while working & restart from DOS. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I use this to review, validate & concert pharmacy data. It allows me to use many different data formats & visually makes it easy to review for validation Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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CC
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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What do you like best?

Design databases and develop software under customer speci Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Microsoft cut support of Visual Foxpro and don´t bring support in last version of windows Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Rapid Development, High Flexibility, High Perfomance Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UH
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from the seller
What do you like best?

It is easy to implement a simple database management system Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Compatibility with some database management systems Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Might be better off going with something more modern. I did find it to be useful at the time, but now there might be better tools Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

surveys mostly in the public health domain. It was very easy to implement. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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What do you like best?

Easy to use, integrates with other MS products and platforms. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Long update cycles to get new versions to leverage new methods and technology. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Look at MYSQL and PHP and C#, if you are looking for a true server type database. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Inventory control and reporting, creating APIs / Services. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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CR
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

THE COOMANDS OF FOX PRO ARE VER SIMPLE AND EASY TO USE Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I AMNOT IN TOUCH WITH FOR PRO FOR THE PAST 5 YEARS. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

ABOUT 15 YEARS AGE I HAVE EXTENSIVELY USED FOX PRO FOR INVENTORY CONTROL, VEHICLE MAITENENANCE, ROYALTY COMPUTATION ETC Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Chairman
Banking
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

Simplicity and powerful DB engine, easy to install, Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

32 bit should be 64 bit, further evolution has been stopped.. this is disgusting Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

its efficient and easy to use Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Marketing Officer
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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What do you like best?

I like the environment of MS FoxPro as it is easy to understand and user-friendly to programmers like me. I can customized my program efficiently. The tools and features are so easy to use and having a manual to guide you to use all the elements are very helpful. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Nothing much as I believe I need a guiding materials for other tool and features that I don't know how to use. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

It is a good software program for beginners as the software is user friendly. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I was creating a student registration system and I realize to have user friendly programming software benefited me more to create in less time or able to get into my deadline. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UM
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Microsoft Visual FoxPro is a programming language with it's own IDE and database - it's kind of combination between Access and VB.NET+SQL Server. I like that the database has no overall size limit not like MS access. Also, I like that with VFP can build COM Server DLLs, including multithreaded DLLs. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The biggest problem of VFP is secruity because databases can be encrypted using third party and access rights or roles on the data have to be implemented. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

If you are good with programming language then this can be helpful. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I tried to use as for my database - there wasn't much benefits except the programming language. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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QA Engineer
Computer Software
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
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What do you like best?

- Visual FoxPro provides the environment and tools to create / manage high-performance database applications and components.

- You can build modern, scalable, multi-tier applications that integrate client/server computing and the Internet via his robust tools and data-centric, object-oriented language.

- Visual FoxPro includes documentation, professional productivity tools, sample code for quickly building, managing, and deploying solutions.

- Includes Visual FoxPro general, programming language, user interface, and error message reference topics.

- It is cheap. By one copy. Distribute to everyone in the office; legally.

- Has an user friendly interface.

- You can create portable apps using Visual FoxPro DLLs.

- Visual FoxPro is a stand-alone database development tool. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

- A Visual FoxPro database is hard to secure

- Visual FoxPro only runs on one OS.

- It has a 2 GB limit is per table.

- You might need to use another software (like SQL Server 2008) for large and scalable databases. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Use Visual FoxProx if you need your database application to be portable. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I had to manipulate lots of small tables via a tool. I chose Visual FoxPro becase it gived me speed, power, flexibily and it is the best in database management system (DBMS). Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UI
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
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What do you like best?

Things I like most about visual foxpro are-

Strong point is coupling between data and languages

data-centric, object-oriented, procedural, programming language

Its not very costly. By one copy. Share with your Friends

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What do you dislike?

Visual foxpro is much better than foxpro. Now I don't uae it. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Yes you can use it. It is very convinced and lightweight Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I used it 3-4 years back. It very good tool for database design. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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What do you like best?

It is good for people who do not have much experience with databases. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

It is not as robust as some other database software and it's not very good for advanced tasks. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

This is best for beginners. SQL Server programs are much better for advanced users. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

n/a Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UE
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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What do you like best?

What I like most about visual Foxpro is that it is very user friendly and very effective in getting the job done. Provides a strong coupling between data and the language. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I have had previous experience of using Foxpro. I like visual FoxPro better than FoxPro that I used some 7-8 years ago. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

It's very user friendly with great ease of use in data handling Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Chiefly writing codes to work with the database and connect with such database. It has been very effective in data handling Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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