Convert PDB to other readable format

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Convert PDB to other readable format

Postby » Mon Jan 26, 2015 1:27 pm

As a backup I would like to have a way to read PDB files without HandBase. I keep a password DB on my phone and had the phone die recently and could not get to my passwords. How can you convert PDB to CSV outside of HandBase? As an alternative I tried exporting from HandBase via email but got only half my records. There seems to be some limit cutting of the export. I'm using an older Samsung Infuse phone.
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Re: Convert PDB to other readable format

Postby Brian_Houghton » Wed Jan 28, 2015 6:35 am


You can export to CSV using the following steps:

- Open HanDBase
- Switch to the database selection screen if not already there
- Tap and hold on the database you wish to convert
- When the management options appear choose to export to CSV
- Agree to any prompts

The CSV file will be placed within the "HanDBase" folder at the root level of the phone's storage. You can copy it to your computer, upload to your favorite cloud storage, etc from there.
Kind Regards,
Brian Houghton, DDH Software
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Re: Convert PDB to other readable format

Postby aa6vhDave » Wed Jan 28, 2015 10:59 am

This is the reason why I purchased the Desktop version of HanDBase. Since I back up my PDB files from my phone to my network drive anyway, I can easily access the PDB files in native format from my PC.

And occasionally I find it easier to enter data on the PC vice the phone. When I do, I simply copy the updated PDB file back to the phone.
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