I can copy the comp.lang message of Jack Konings from 2012:
"It has been a while since I used the dbserver editor so maybe this is old news.
This morning I wanted to import the structure of a existing dbf. So I opened the dbserver editor and selected the dbf file (via the little button with the looking glass and the F on it). To my suprise VO (SP4) hangs."
Wolfgang replied that this was a known bug and will be fixed.
Of course it was never fixed. What I wonder: is there some workaround? We can pretty quickly create a database with several tools and having to do that again in VO can be quite time consuming. I may have older VO's (it used to work) on older Pc's but if there's a suitable workaround would be handier.