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  1. #1
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    Nov 2005

    Angry Unanswered: Btrieve File?


    I have a Standalone Btrieve file, is there anyway to extract the data out in a nicely presented format?

    I have no ddf file but i have a .DES file with the following in it

    record=42 variable=y key=1 page=512

    position=1 length=9 duplicates=n modifiable=y type=lstring alternate=n null=n segment=n

    Please...any help would be great, I tried using BUTIL - SINDEX ***** ***** but error 12 came up ?


  2. #2
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    Dec 2001
    Provided Answers: 4
    First, the DES is just a Description file that gives the record size, page size and index information.
    Second, unless you know the exact structure it's going to be hard to extract the data.
    If you know the structure, you can create a set of DDFs and use ODBC to extract the data. You'll need a fairly recent version of the Pervasive engine to have ODBC drivers though.
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  3. #3
    Join Date
    Nov 2005

    I know that the structure is a abbreviated code, then a description of what the code means...

    I could paste all the content of the file here...but not too sure if this would help at all?

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