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Author Topic: help ? Is generic database text easy to read using Diskedit or a text editor  (Read 2028 times)

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KayceBear

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I was wondering if general database text easy to read using Diskedit? :)

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No. A database file has a  specific structure. Often not the same as a TXT file.
What database manager do you want to use?
Have you read this?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microsoft_Access
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Microsoft Access stores data in its own format based on the Access Jet Database Engine. It can also import or link directly to data stored in other applications and databases.[1]
Software developers and data architects can use Microsoft Access to develop application software, and "power users" can use it to build software applications
Trying to text edit a file from Microsoft Access can result  in bad errors.
Other data apse programs have their own structure for data.  It is needed for fast recall and reliability. In fact, the structure is often optimized for a placation.

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ISAM databases are likely the only database files that you'll find readable (and editable) using a text editor. Anything else is unlikely to be very readable, let alone editable.
I was trying to dereference Null Pointers before it was cool.