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View Database Schema

View Database Schema

View Database Schema

First let me say that I am not a dibol/dbl programmer. This project has been thrown in my lap and Im hoping someone can help me get on the right track.

We are running synergy/de 8.1 on a linux system. Is there a utility/tool that I can use to export/view the database schema for my system?

Also what is the best way to export the data (and ensure that I got everything). Is the fconvert tool reliable for this? If not what is the simplist way to accomplish this?


RE: View Database Schema

What software package are you running with
Synergy/DE 8.1?
Is the database accessed thru a SQL connection?

Synergy/DE is a development environment (language,
compiler,tools,report writer,data dictionary,ODBC connection,SQL connection...).


RE: View Database Schema

It uses ISAM tables. No sql connection.

Sorry I didnt mention that befor, but Im still trying to get a handle on how all this works.

RE: View Database Schema

Try the convert utility on one of the RMS indexed (.ISM)
files. The resulting output file could be imported into
EXCEL using fixed length fields (EXCEL has a limit of 65,536 rows).

Do you have the record layouts?

The following example of the convert utility
would create the file OUTPUT.TXT as a sequential
stream file:


         The contents of the FDL file TEST.FDL are as follows:
                    SOURCE            VAX/VMS

                    ORGANIZATION      SEQUENTIAL

                    BLOCK_SPAN        YES
                    FORMAT            STREAM
                    SIZE              0

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