Fran García - 2013-10-28

Bug: Reading (decoding) values ​​'' with dbfpy
Function: decodevalue()
When a DBF-file has the * (,
, ...) character in one of the fields, an error message appears

'invalid literal for int() with base 10: '***' '

I propose the following change to the decode function:

def decodeValue(self, value):
    """Return a number decoded from ``value``.

    If decimals is zero, value will be decoded as an integer;
    or as a float otherwise.

        Return value is a int (long) or float instance.

    value = value.strip(" \0")
    if "." in value:
        # a float (has decimal separator)
        return float(value)

    # NEW francisgg: * per whitespaces
    if "*" in value:
       value=value.replace('*', ' ')
       return value

    elif value:
        # must be an integer                
        return int(value)
        return 0

Finally, I am a beginner and I hope your opinion.