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Convert CSV table dump into C file.


mdb-parsecsv file


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

mdb-parsecsv takes a CSV file representing a database table, and converts it into a C array.


If the first argument does not exist as a file, mdb-parsecsv will look for the same filename with '.txt' appended.

The file extension is stripped, and the output written to the base name plus a '.c' extension.



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


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


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


The mdb-parsecsv utility was written by Brian Bruns.

Referenced By

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

26 January 2021 MDBTools 0.7.1 Executable programs or shell commands