Microsoft KB Archive/92694

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ACC1x: Using TransferDatabase to Export to Btrieve Format


The information in this article applies to:

  • Microsoft Access versions 1.0, 1.1


According to the online Help topic for the TransferDatabase action, it is not necessary to have a Database Name entry in order to export to Btrieve format. This is incorrect.


The third paragraph under "Database Name" should read:

For Btrieve databases, enter the path and file name (FILE.DDF) of the Xtrieve dictionary file for the Btrieve database. If the path you specify does not contain an Xtrieve dictionary file, Microsoft Access will create a dictionary file. This is a required entry. If you do not know the location of an Xtrieve dictionary file, enter a space <using the spacebar> and Microsoft Access will create this file for you.


This behavior no longer occurs in Microsoft Access version 2.0.


You must enter either a space or an invalid path before Microsoft Access will create a dictionary file for you. An Xtrieve dictionary file is required when exporting a table to Btrieve format.

Btrieve is manufactured by Btrieve Technologies, Inc., a vendor independent of Microsoft; we make no warranty, implied or otherwise, regarding this product's performance or reliability.

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Last Reviewed: November 4, 2000
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