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  • Conversion Help

    Hello

    A new client has an existing application with the key tables having the extension .DB

    Does anyone know what this file extension can be opened with?

    I have tried SQL lite but to no avail.

    The nearest I get is with Notepad, but then the data although readable, is not in a format I can easily cut & paste into the likes of Excel.

    Any one's input would be greatly appreciated.

    Kind Regards

    Alex
    Database Software Solutions Limited
    www.dbasesolution.co.uk
    http://www.precise360.co.uk
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  • #2
    Re: Conversion Help

    Alex, try this search in google 'db file extension' this may give you some ideas.
    Alternatively, copy one of the files and rename it as a .csv and try opening in Excel.

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    • #3
      Re: Conversion Help

      Jon

      Tried saving as a csv and again its the formatting which kills it.

      The client will juts have to rekey.

      Interesting response from their current supplier.
      No it cannot be done, which we all know is a load of old tosh.
      Rather than say yes and we'll charge you a couple hundred bucks, they tell the customer of 10+ years it cannot be done.
      Life's too short and all that!!

      Thanks for your input
      Kind Regards

      Alex
      Database Software Solutions Limited
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      http://www.precise360.co.uk
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      • #4
        Re: Conversion Help

        Try LibreOffice Calc

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        • #5
          Re: Conversion Help

          Originally posted by preston2 View Post
          Try LibreOffice Calc
          Hello

          Have tried that and get a recovery error.

          Thanks for your suggestion.

          Kind Regards

          Alex
          Database Software Solutions Limited
          www.dbasesolution.co.uk
          http://www.precise360.co.uk
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          • #6
            Re: Conversion Help

            Just to finish.

            I eventually opened the file and this is what it contains.

            DBFILE.jpg

            life is never easy sometimes!!
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            • #7
              Re: Conversion Help

              BIg IF is if it is a ms db file
              You may be able to open with access and move it to a csv file.
              Did you try adding an f to the end of it? Then open in alpha?
              Paradox is another thought
              Long shot would be working with SQLite

              .db can be anything really, and may not even be a standard database file.
              Dave Mason
              dave@aldadesktop.com
              Skype is dave.mason46

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              • #8
                Re: Conversion Help

                Sorry, you posted that while I was typing.
                I have no idea how to bust that one. Looks like some type hex code.
                Dave Mason
                dave@aldadesktop.com
                Skype is dave.mason46

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                • #9
                  Re: Conversion Help

                  Hello David

                  Tried adding the F

                  Alpha opens with error format message.

                  Tried SQL before and that didn't work.

                  Thanks for your suggestions but I've spent enough time on it.
                  The client will just have to re-key.

                  Another example to be used when selling for having your files in industry standard formats.

                  Kind Regards

                  Alex
                  Database Software Solutions Limited
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                  http://www.precise360.co.uk
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                  • #10
                    Re: Conversion Help

                    Not being able to open it in LibreOffice (or Excel) means that it is either not a standard dbf format or it is encrypted. The image you posted above leads me to believe it is encrypted and is why you are seeing it in hex format.

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