Command Line Utilities

MDB Tools comes with a set of command line utilties that allow mdb files to be used in shell scripting, extraction to another database, and similar functions. Each program is documented in its man page. A brief synopsis follows.

Table 2-1. MDB Utilities

mdb-tableslist tables in the specified file
mdb-schemagenerate schema DDL for the specified file
mdb-exportgenerate CSV style output for a table
mdb-verdisplay the version of the specified file
mdb-headersupport for using MDB data in C
mdb-parsecsvsupport for using MDB data in C
mdb-sqlcommand line SQL query tool