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Dragging / Importing Files

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It is possible to import files dragged from Windows Explorer. Just select needed files in Windows Explorer and drag them to the main window of Database Tour.

Result of the dragging operation depends on the type of dragged files and on current Database Tour status. The following cases are possible:

Types of source (dragged) files Destination window(s) Destination database Result of the dragging operation
All the file types, which Database Tour can open by it (for example, DBF, DTT, XLS, MDB, UDL), and physical folders General or Tables page of Object Browser No open database The first file (folder) of the dragged ones are opened like it is done from Database | Open... menu, and other files are ignored
Any files General or Tables page of Object Browser BDE or ADO local database (i.e. physical folder) All dragged files are physically copied to the destination folder
DB, DBF, TXT, CSV, ASC, TAB, Lotus files or XML (the last five ones for ADO connections only, XML data must match specific ADO schema) General or Tables page of Object Browser SQL-based database (e.g. Interbase) or local database opened via ADO The dragged files are imported as new tables into the current database
SQL files General or Tables page of Object Browser, or working area to the right Any database The dragged SQL files are opened as new pages in the current database


1. When dragging DB, DBF, CSV and files of some other types to local database, please make sure all related files (index files, schemas, BLOBs etc.) are also dragged.

2. Because of you can drag into the General or Tables pages only (except SQL files), before dragging, please make sure the Object Browser is visible and the corresponding page of it is selected.

See also

 Importing Data

 Exporting Data

 Duplicating Tables