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ASCII dump files, database EXPORT?

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The Question is:

I am needing to do an ASCII file dump in order to transfer a database file. I
 have looked in the documentation and it explains how to dump the file in every
 format except ASCII. Is ASCII the default if no other format is specified?

The Answer is :

  ASCII implies the ASCII character set, and does not imply any
  special or particular formatting.  Binary data can be encoded
  into ASCII, for instance -- this is the basis of MIME encoding.
  A database product may have one or more input and one or more
  output formats that use the ASCII character set, and may list
  them by different names, usually indicating how the fields
  are separated from one another.
  As you have reached the OpenVMS Wizard and not the particular
  Wizard associated with your particular database, the OpenVMS
  Wizard is not in a position to posit the most appropriate
  database export format for your particular requirements and
  your particular database.
  Please contact the database vendor for assistance.

answer written or last revised on ( 6-MAY-2004 )

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