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Exportizer is running on PC's with Windows 98 and later Windows versions.

Exportizer works with relational databases through the interface of the following database engines:

Microsoft ActiveX Data Objects (ADO)

This interface allows to work with different database types. ADO interface is available if ADO 2.1 or above has been installed on your machine. ADO is included in Windows 2000 and above; for other Windows systems, you should download and install MDAC from Microsoft web site.

Borland Database Engine (BDE)

This interface allows to work with different database types. BDE interface is available if BDE 5.0 or above has been installed on your machine. BDE is not included in Windows, so you should install it by yourself if you really need it.

Interbase

This interface allows to work with Interbase and Firebird (with some limitations) databases. Interbase interface is available if Interbase has been installed on your machine. Please note, that you can access Interbase and Firebird databases also via ADO (if the corresponding ODBC driver or OLE DB provider has been installed) or BDE interfaces, but probably with less efficiency.

Having ADO or BDE interface available, you will be able to work with databases of all formats supported by these database engines.

You can check the availability of the mentioned interfaces in About section of Exportizer.

Some types of databases can be connected by more than one interface (for example, dBase files can be opened by ADO or BDE), but some types of databases can be connected only by one interface (for example, HTML files can be opened only by ADO).

You can choose which interface (ADO, BDE, or Interbase) to use when selecting a database or writing a command line.

Please note, that access to server databases (for example, Interbase, Oracle, SQL Server etc.) is possible only under corresponding client-server software, regardless of which database interface is used.

See also

 Ways of Opening Different Data Source Types