I am working with .dat and .idx table files powered by C-ISAM for a proprietary system. These files are not readable plain text for the most part. Is it possible to mount these in MySQL in their current file format? I see that C-ISAM is specific to Informix so am I correct in assuming there isn't a C-ISAM specific engine I could load into MySQL?
If getting the data to list in MySQL is possible how would I go about doing this?
I have searched in the forums and a bit on the web, similar questions were asked but no answers provided.
If there are any data experts out there I would appreciate any guidance, even if it is a well informed no.