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HELP : Connecting to Pervasive 8 DDF files..?

HELP : Connecting to Pervasive 8 DDF files..?

(OP)
I have a sample folder of Pervasive 8 data on my C:\ drive. This folder includes *DDF and *.VDB file types.

I am attempting to connect to this data with Crystal Reports 10, but I don't see any Pervasive drivers available via ODBC or the CR-10 Database expert...but I may just be looking in the wrong place.

The CR-10 help file says the following -

Crystal Reports connects to the Pervasive (formerly Btrieve) engine through the translation files crdb_p2bbtrv.dll, p2bbtrv.dll, and p2ctbtrv.dll.

The Pervasive engine is a complex collection of DLLs and EXEs that are specific to the version of Pervasive you are using. For more information on the different Pervasive engine files, refer to your Pervasive documentation.

Note: Pervasive must be configured correctly for Crystal Reports to read Pervasive databases. If Pervasive is already configured correctly on your system, Crystal Reports can use your Pervasive data immediately upon installation. Crystal Reports automatically installs the Pervasive files that it requires to read Pervasive data. Refer to your Pervasive documentation to make sure the Pervasive engine is configured correctly.



I have not configured Pervasive in any way - all I have is the folder of files that were sent to me via e-mail.

Does anyone know what I need to to in order to have my system recognize these DDF files via ODBC?

TIA for the help!

RE: HELP : Connecting to Pervasive 8 DDF files..?

Do you have a Pervasive engine installed?  If not, you'll need that plus the data files.  You cannot access the data files without the engine.

Mirtheil
Certified Pervasive Developer
Certified Pervasive Technician
Custom VB and Btrieve development.
http://www.mirtheil.com

RE: HELP : Connecting to Pervasive 8 DDF files..?

(OP)
Mirtheil -

No, I do not have the engine - just the files. Is it something I can download/purchase from pervasive for a "reasonable" fee?

Thanks....

RE: HELP : Connecting to Pervasive 8 DDF files..?

Yes, there is a trial version on Pervasive's web site(http://www.pervasive.com/downloads).  I would recommend downloading the V8 version (rather than V9 since the data you're using is V8 based).
You can get it for something like $25 USD per user.  

Mirtheil
Certified Pervasive Developer
Certified Pervasive Technician
Custom VB and Btrieve development.
http://www.mirtheil.com

RE: HELP : Connecting to Pervasive 8 DDF files..?

(OP)
On the downloads page I for version 8 engines at -

http://www.pervasive.com/ecommerce/Scripts/prodView.asp?idproduct=6

I see that there it is listed only for Windows NT or Windows 2000 environment - I'm running Windows XP-Pro on my laptop, any known issues.

Also, minimum purchase appears to be 6 user at $845.00.

The trial page is at -

http://www.pervasive.com/downloads/v85_windows_nt.asp

It's a 30 day, 20 user evaluation license....is there such a thing as a single-user license? I just want to get a look at the data?

Thanks for all the help!

RE: HELP : Connecting to Pervasive 8 DDF files..?

(OP)
Thanks....not the most intutive ecommerce site!

RE: HELP : Connecting to Pervasive 8 DDF files..?

(OP)
WorkGroup Engine solved my problem, once I got it installed, it was just a matter of creating the connection in ODBC.

THANKS!

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