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reading btrieve 6.15 files

reading btrieve 6.15 files

reading btrieve 6.15 files


Each month I get a btrieve 6.15 database files on a CD (the included software is AWFUL.) I downloaded the trial version of pervasive SQL 2000i and created an ODBC connection (after copying the files to the hard drive).  The problem is 12 of the 55 tables can not be read (the tables with problems vary from CD to CD, but every one has problems).  An ODBC link or ODBC import into Access, SQL server, or mySQL fails on these 12 tables.  Using the Pervasive.SQL Control Center, checking the Properties says their are records, but trying to look at the files with an Open (runs a query “select * from <tablename >”) gives the following message

“SQL statement(script) has executed successfully.
0 row(s) were affected.”

And it shows no data

BUTIL will save a file, but the number data is in binary.  This would involve writing 55 translators, a tedious task I hope to avoid. I tried using save, recovery and copy options to create new tables, but they have the same problems as the originals.

Any ideas?

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