This describes how to use the new Pd Data Extractor.
Some configurations require that data be extracted from a database using custom data prep program. The Pd Data extractor was created for just that purpose. The data extractor requires version 6.685 or higher of Intersection Magic and a supporting configuration. This article gives a brief description on how to run the extractor for a standard extraction.
The custom data prep program extracts data from a database into a text file that Intersection Magic can import. You must have a supporting configuration and version 6.685 or higher.
- Open Intersection Magic.
- Select Utilities/Database/Import.
- Click the button ÒClick here to execute your custom data prep programÓ.
- Click the button ÒClick here to select the input database file nameÓ.
- Browse to the MS Access data file from that you would like to import. It should have a *.mdb extension. (The default database is Access, but others can be selected in the advanced tab).
- Click the button ÒClick here to begin extractionÓ, and accept the default location for the temporary text file.( If you need to change the file location and/or name click on the ÒClick here to select the output file nameÓ)
- Click the Ok button when the extraction has finished.
- Click the Exit button to close the Pd Extractor window.
- Click the Ok button in the Import window to begin the import process.
- Click the Yes button to confirm the Import.
- Review the logs when finished.
- If everything was done correctly it should only contain one error ÒImport errors (critical errors. record not imported): 1Ó Line one will not be imported. Line one contains the field definitions for the import file, and is not imported.
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