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Connect to an existing Database (Text), what DB is it?

asked 2020-12-17 10:30:38 +0100

Phrance QueTara gravatar image

When creating a new database via Menu | File | New | Database ==> (*)Connect to an existing Database [Text], (basically, to link to an entire folder full of CSV data files), will the default underlying embedded database be an HSQLDB, Firebird, or neither? If it's neither, what would it possibly be?

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answered 2020-12-17 18:15:19 +0100

Ratslinger gravatar image

updated 2020-12-18 02:04:46 +0100


In connecting to a text file or spreadsheet and such, there is no underlying database. It is simply a link to the existing data.


This may also be of interest to you -> [Base] Linked Table from CSV. See link in accepted answer.

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I see. That's probably why the resulting tables not relational, and therefore cannot queried via SQL statements. Correct?

Phrance QueTara gravatar imagePhrance QueTara ( 2020-12-18 00:13:42 +0100 )edit

@Phrance QueTara,

You can do very simple single table SQL such as:

Select * from TABLE Where ID = '1'
Ratslinger gravatar imageRatslinger ( 2020-12-18 01:04:55 +0100 )edit
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