mdb-export man page

mdb-export — Export data in an MDB database table to CSV format.

Synopsis

mdb-export [-H] [-d delimiter] [-R row_delim] [[-Q] | [-q quote [-X escape]]] [-I backend] [-D format] [-N namespace] [-b strip|raw|octal] database table

Description

mdb-export is a utility program distributed with MDB Tools.

It produces a CSV (comma separated value) output for the given table. Such output is suitable for importation into databases or spreadsheets.

Options

-H

Supress header row

-Q

Don't wrap text-like fields (text, memo, date) in quotes.  If not specified text fiels will be surrounded by " (double quote) characters.

-d

Specify an alternative column delimiter If no delimiter is specified, table names will be delimited by a , (comma) character.

-R

Specify a row delimiter

-I backend

INSERT statements (instead of CSV). You must specify which SQL backend dialect to use. Allowed values are: access, sybase, oracle, postgres, mysql and sqlite.

-D

Set the date format (see strftime(3) for details)

-q

Use to wrap text-like fields. Default is ".

-X

Use to escape quoted characters within a field.  Default is doubling.

-N namespace

Prefix identifiers with namespace.

-b strip|raw|octal

Binary export mode: strip binaries, export as-is, or output ooo style octal data.

Notes

Environment

MDB_JET3_CHARSET

Defines the charset of the input JET3 (access 97) file. Default is CP1252. See iconv(1).

MDBICONV

Defines the output charset to use for the SQL file. Default is UTF-8. mdbtools must have been compiled with iconv.

MDBOPTS

semi-column separated list of options:

·

use_index

·

no_memo

·

debug_like

·

debug_write

·

debug_usage

·

debug_ole

·

debug_row

·

debug_props

·

debug_all is a shortcut for all debug_* options

See Also

gmdb2(1) mdb-hexdump(1) mdb-prop(1) mdb-sql(1) mdb-ver(1) mdb-array(1) mdb-header(1) mdb-parsecsv(1) mdb-schema(1) mdb-tables(1)

History

mdb-export first appeared in MDB Tools 0.1.

Authors

The mdb-export utility was written by Brian Bruns.

Bugs

Memo fields are allowed to contain a newline characters, the current program does nothing about this.

Referenced By

gmdb2(1), mdb-array(1), mdb-header(1), mdb-hexdump(1), mdb-parsecsv(1), mdb-prop(1), mdb-schema(1), mdb-sql(1), mdb-tables(1), mdb-ver(1).

11 February 2017 MDBTools 0.7.1 Executable programs or shell commands