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Creating a binary file to load in Progress

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I am wondering if it is possible to create a binary loading file outside Progress?

I know the dump and load method of doing the binary file however we are getting external data (non progress) and looking to use binary load if possible to the data in for speed.

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Bob

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  • hopeless, i'm afraid. the binary dump file format is not documented at all.

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  • hopeless, i'm afraid. the binary dump file format is not documented at all.

  • while you /could/ reverse engineer the format, that would require a lot of work.

  • I know it is double handling, and will certainly depend on your use case....  You could script a normal load of the external data into an empty version of your db, then binary dump that.....

  • Because I am looking for fastest way to load the data doing a double load would not be helpful.

    Thanks for your replies