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How can I import a Paradox data base file? [closed]

asked 2013-09-21 20:52:02 +0200

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I have a large Paradox .db file that I would like to import into Base, if possible. How can I do this?

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answered 2015-10-04 21:49:32 +0200

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answered 2013-09-21 23:12:20 +0200

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Hi @ledlighter, I use paradox-dbase-reader.exe to export Paradox database data to excel files (, which you can import into Base.

If you want a way to import database structure and data. I think not an easy way. Maybe someone else can help.

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Gnumeric can also import Paradox files (no blobs) and save it as ods file.

horst gravatar imagehorst ( 2013-09-22 03:19:58 +0200 )edit

hi.. which paradox file save the important data? Is it db and mb file? I already read db file. Not all data that I need in db file. So, i need to find out which file contain the rest of data. please help me..

prem gravatar imageprem ( 2014-11-06 01:50:12 +0200 )edit

The mb files are the blobs. They hold long text (>256), pictures, binary data. I wasn't able to read mb files so far. Check this link out. The IBDatapump should convert Paradox to Firebird which Base can read.

horst gravatar imagehorst ( 2014-11-06 04:16:49 +0200 )edit

An other option is to buy an older Corel Suite or Paradox alone (you have to ask Mr. Google) and convert your files to a format that Base can read.

horst gravatar imagehorst ( 2014-11-06 16:30:40 +0200 )edit

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