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  1. #1
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    Oct 2002
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    South part of Netherlands
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    Unhappy Unanswered: help needed on Progress 6.2

    hello,

    I need help with making an ascii (or other format I can parse) dump of a Progress 6.2 database. I have hardly any knowledge of Progress and wouldn't normally even try to solve this for my client, but we can't seem to find a dba who can do this for us here. It's a version 6.2b system on SCO.
    The system needs to be migrated to another application, which I can do if I either have a ascii-like dump, or the dataformat in such a database so that I can write a parser for the data in e.g. perl.

    My humble appologies for being a no-know, but I can't find another solution.

    Kind regards,

    M@ikel Gloudemans

    Me(n)tal Enterprizes
    the Netherlands

  2. #2
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Location
    Ottawa, Canada
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    Re: help needed on Progress 6.2

    Originally posted by me(n)tal
    hello,

    I need help with making an ascii (or other format I can parse) dump of a Progress 6.2 database. I have hardly any knowledge of Progress and wouldn't normally even try to solve this for my client, but we can't seem to find a dba who can do this for us here. It's a version 6.2b system on SCO.
    The system needs to be migrated to another application, which I can do if I either have a ascii-like dump, or the dataformat in such a database so that I can write a parser for the data in e.g. perl.

    My humble appologies for being a no-know, but I can't find another solution.

    Kind regards,

    M@ikel Gloudemans

    Me(n)tal Enterprizes
    the Netherlands
    Is this still a problem for you?

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Oct 2002
    Location
    South part of Netherlands
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    3

    Talking thank you for asking

    Hello there,

    Luckally a found a combination of tricks that did the job.
    After viewing every option in the application, in the help function was a possibillity to run a module? (not sure the program called it that) from which i could start a dbadmin tool . I could dump files from there.

    Since I had no diskspace left on the machine, i dumped them to a tty an build a cable for my laptop to catch the data (to eliminate echoes i needed to make a y cable with the term and the laptop both connected, guess the term terminated the signals or whatever)

    After i had the dumps on my laptop , i perled them from comma seperated to XML following given specs from new db-system..

    et voila , ca marche...

    kind regards,

    M@ikel Gloudemans

    Me(n)tal Enterprizes

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Posts
    3

    Need copy of Porgress 6.2

    Is it possible to get a copy of your Progress 6.2 software, to do a dump of a 6.2 runtime version. Contacted Progress but they want some big dollars. I have a copy of version 8.2 but it won't read a 6.2 database. i know this is out of the ordinary to ask for a copy of d/b software, but i'm looking for a cheaper alternative than paying progress the big bucks.

    Thanks Jerry Meadows

    jerry.meadows@rsmi.com

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Oct 2002
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    South part of Netherlands
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    Sorry, I don't have it anymore

    Jerry,

    I'm sorry to have to tell you I do not own a running copy of Progress.
    The stated problems I had with a client, who is now running his new application on windows.

    One of the problems I had solving this problem was not having the software available.

    to put it short,

    I cannot help you,

    I hope you have better luck elsewhere,

    M@ikel

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