Btrieve Access VIA VB6 and Access97

Posted on 1999-07-08
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I need to import Btrieve DB (Magic) to Acess97 (MDB) database. I need a control or other method doing it.

Question by:thePilot
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marscpa earned 160 total points
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I have run into and had to work with Btrieve a lot.  I know of only two controls.

http://www.classicsoftware.com/  writes a control named "Classic control for Btrieve".  I own this one and have found it to work well.  Also see http://www.greymatter.co.uk/gmWEB/Items/bnd00495.htm 
for additional information.

The other option is to go directly to Pervasive, the maker of Btrieve.  From them you can purchase the Pervasive.SQL SDK.  That includes an ActiveX Control amoung other things.
I own this control myself but have not had much of a chance to use it.  It does come with pretty good doc's on the CD.

Watch which version (of Btrieve) you need to work with, I have found the Classic control to work better across older versions of Btrieve. ie. 6.15x.  I believe the Pervasive.SQL ActiveX control only work with the latest version of Btrieve (7.0 or P.SQL), but I would have to test that or as Pervasive.

I have used these control to take information from a btrieve database and "convert" it into an Access database, but I did this through VB6.  In effect writing a conversion utility.

They work well

Hope this helps.

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