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Btrieve conversion

By thump ·
I am trying to convert from a Btrieve database into a CSV or Access type data base. Has anyone done this?

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by thump In reply to Btrieve conversion

If so, how??? Thanks

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by Zalog In reply to Btrieve conversion

You can use the BUTIL.EXE utility to save the records to a sequetial file. Use the command BUTIL -SAVE btrievefile outputfile. This may not work if your files contains packed numeric fields. If that is the case you will to write a program with the specific file layout which can be determined using the BUTIL -STAT btrievefile command.

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by thump In reply to Btrieve conversion

All I have is the data files. Where do I get this tool?

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by emcs In reply to Btrieve conversion

Go to MicroSoft' Knowledge base Search at: http://search.support.microsoft.com/kb/c.asp?ln=en-us, and look at article Q119472 - ACC: How to Use an Import/Export Specification in Another Database. It is a step by step walk through of how to import data. If you can export from Btrieve in a .txt file or another database file, there will be little problem in importing into Access.

It can and has been done.

Good luck.

dennie

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by thump In reply to Btrieve conversion

The problem is getting it out of he Btrieve format. Any thoughts?

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by MtnSqs In reply to Btrieve conversion

I Think Crystal Reports will retrieve from a Btreive DB - and Crsytal can convert the data adn save it in a CSV or similar format - then you would be able to get it back into your other DB.

Trouble is Crystal is expensive to buy - you may need tofind someopne close to you who has a copy to use to do it.

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by dad1964 In reply to Btrieve conversion

Crystal Reports will work, if you can afford it, and if you have the correct ODBC "driver of the week"... MSAccess will work with the correct ODBC driver. I've used both and Access worked better - but that was almost 5 years ago. Maybe the drivers have gotten better since then.

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