This topic describes parameters of Database Tour command line. You can use them to specify
actions, which must be performed by the program when it starts.
Before you start...
Advanced users can build the needed command line manually using specifications from the topics below. But if you are a beginner or just need to quickly create a command line with basic possibilities, you can use Database Tour command line builder. The command line builder lets you build the command line in useful visual mode. To generate a command line using the command line builder, choose Tools | Generate Command Line menu.
1. Command line syntax. You must precede all
options (unless otherwise noted) with a slash (/). The options
are case insensitive.
2. Ancillary characters in specification. In
the specifications from the topics below, the switches and parameters or their parts, enclosed
in square brackets , are optional, and the switches and parameters, enclosed
in arrow brackets <>, are required. Symbol | separates exclusive switches
(which cannot be used together) or possible values for some switches. Attention! It is strongly not recommended to use these characters inside parameters of your command line.
3. Special highlighting in specification. In
the specifications from the topics below, possible values for some parameters
or explanation of the values are color-highlighted. Switches and parameter names are highlighted by bold font.
4. File names in parameters. It is recommended to use full file names in all parameters where file names are used.
5. Environment variables. In the command line and some of the files it refers to (SQL files or field and table mappings files), it is possible to use environment variables.
It is possible to use command line to perform the following operations:
Open a Single File (opening a database file)
Export / Import Data (exporting and importing data; available only in Database
Open a Database (opening databases, opening reports, executing queries etc.; available only in Database
Batch Operations with Text Fields (operations with data in text fields; available only in Database
BDE Utilities (packing tables, changing language drivers etc.; requires BDE installed; available only in Database Tour Pro)
Encrypt / Decrypt a File (encrypting or decrypting a file)
Example of a .bat File
Command Line Generation