NAME

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 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.