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Import Btrieve 7 file into .txt, .csv or access db

Import Btrieve 7 file into .txt, .csv or access db

Import Btrieve 7 file into .txt, .csv or access db

(OP)
Hello,

I have been given a Btrieve 7 file that I have to get the data from.

The file has no extension.

I have to get the data into a text file of some kind.

Can anyone provide me with the steps on how to do this?

Thanks

RE: Import Btrieve 7 file into .txt, .csv or access db

If oyu have the .ddfs and a tool such as crystal reports, you can write a report that basically dumps everything in the file on the report, then export to any of those formats.

Software Support for Macola, Crystal Reports and Goldmine
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RE: Import Btrieve 7 file into .txt, .csv or access db

(OP)
Thankyou for your help!

Can you tell me if I need to download and ODBC driver in order to use Crystal?

RE: Import Btrieve 7 file into .txt, .csv or access db

not for a btrieve/pervasive file, provided that you have the .ddfs

Software Support for Macola, Crystal Reports and Goldmine
714-348-0964
dgilsdorf@mchsi.com

RE: Import Btrieve 7 file into .txt, .csv or access db

(OP)
Thanks again

RE: Import Btrieve 7 file into .txt, .csv or access db

What if I don't have the .ddf file?

RE: Import Btrieve 7 file into .txt, .csv or access db

You will need the DDF files to use any 3-rd party software.  The Btrieve files themselves do not contain the field layout.  The DDF files tell the ODBC drivers or other software how the data is formated.  If you need the DDF files you have two options.  One is to contact the original vendor and see if they will provide them.  Second you can use a tool like BtSearch which can help you analyze the file and build the DDF files.  You can download at www.nssdd.com.

Gil

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