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mdb-header(1) Executable programs or shell commands mdb-header(1)

NAME

mdb-header - Write header file from an MDB database

SYNOPSIS

mdb-header [database]

DESCRIPTION

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

It will dump the names and types of the tables and columns in an MDB database in a C header format.

It will create three files - types.h and dumptypes.[ch]

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. 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

EXIT STATUS

mdb-header exits with error code 1 if there was anunsupported type.

FUTURE DIRECTIONS

mdb-header is deprecated. Soon, it will no longer be distributed.

It is the feeling of developers that it is not used, as C code generation is now usually replaced by more generic approaches, including libmdb calls and odbc.

However, should you find this tool useful, drop us a line at https://github.com/mdbtools/mdbtools/issues/197 and we'll consider maintaining it.

SEE ALSO

mdb-array(1) mdb-count(1) mdb-export(1) mdb-hexdump(1) mdb-import(1) mdb-json(1) mdb-parsecsv(1) mdb-prop(1) mdb-queries(1) mdb-schema(1) mdb-sql(1) mdb-tables(1) mdb-ver(1)

AUTHORS

The mdb-header utility was written by Brian Bruns.

BUGS

Only a few types are currently supported.
29 December 2020 MDBTools 0.9.1-beta2