Subject Writing to external files
Author Louis Kleiman
Hi All -

I have a challenge for you:

I want to write a file from a Delphi program that is compatible with a
Firebird external file. "Easy", you say, "just make it ASCII and convert
from ASCII to your numeric types with a CAST() when you load from the
external file to your real table." Well, that would work, but I am really
trying to save every possible millisecond here because I have some
10,000,000 line files to load. Can anyone tell me how to write files that
are binary compatible with Firebird? I'll even restrict the data types:
all I really need are INTEGER and DOUBLE PRECISION.

I might be able to reverse engineer this, but I thought I would put it to
the group to see if someone already knows.


Louis Kleiman


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