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    Default dbBuilder file create

    I am creating a new table on MSSQL with dbBuilder for the first time. Up to now we have converted existing embedded files.

    dbBuilder does not allow me to set the character format to ANSI to match the converted files. Why?
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    Default Re: dbBuilder file create

    I don't think dbBuilder has seen an update in many years. Nowadays you're supposed to use the studio for creating and maintaining tables. There you have the property DF_FILE_TABLE_CHARACTER_FORMAT, which I think defaults to ANSI, but anyhow, you can change it right there.
    You could also open the int file in say notepad and change it manually.

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    You could also create the table in an SQL script from the command line or SQL Mgmt Studio and then connect to it (or already have the filelist entry and INT file if you're deploying).

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    Thanks.
    Did I miss the dbBuilder is obsolete announcement?
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    It's been a "suffering from neglect" thing. I'd love to see it brought up to Studio standards, but I guess that's not the plan.
    Garret

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    Default dbBuilder file create

    As more and more functionality is moved to the studio, I expect dbbuilder to be stripped back to dffile again.
    Meaning just enough functionality for 'runtime' maintenance of the database at the client side.
    Marco Kuipers
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    I still feel more comfortable doing some things in dbbuilder. Maybe I just trust it more.
    Larry Heiges

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    +1

    I agree Larry.... I use it all of the time. It may just be a comfort thing, but it does what I need for embedded anyway.

    M

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    Default Re: dbBuilder file create

    you have to use it on a customer's site unless the Studio is licensed and installed there. On that basis alone dbBldr can't ever go away
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