Subject Re: [firebird-support] Looking for library to create external tables without FB
Author Martijn Tonies
> Martijn Tonies wrote:
> >
> > You do know that an "external table" in Firebird is a plain text file,
> Nope, it's a binary file.

Eh, huh?

> > If so, you can just read the DBF table and create plain text from it in
> > a small application, then use Firebird to transfer the data between the
> > external table and an internal table.
> I'd rather suggest to remove the DBF header section and use the rest of
> the file as an FB external table ;-) This won't work for NULLs and blobs
> though...
> Dmitry

Dmitry, what ARE you talking about?

Martijn Tonies
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