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pxview is a program to read Paradox database files. It is based on the pxlib library. pxview allows to output csv for reading with spread sheets, sql to import into a relational database, html and sqlite. You can also just show some information and the table structure of the database.


  • Reading Paradox database files and output them as csv, sql, sqlite or html
  • Output many information about a paradox file
  • Reading encrypted files without knowing the password
  • Limit output to certain columns

Latest News

Released version 0.2.5

August 9, 2005

  • output some more information about blobs in debug mode
  • Output password checksum if file is encrypted
  • output format of timestamp, date, time can be set with program option. The default has been changed to the sql format.

New web site

02 Feb 05

After a long time the web site has been overhauled with much more information about pxview.

Released version 0.2.4

January 24, 2005

  • check return value of PX_get_data_alpha() and output an error message if needed
  • mask special chars in memoblobs (sql output)
  • use delimeter char for fields if they contain a line break (csv output)
  • surrounds field data of memoblobs by enclosure char (csv output)
  • primary key fields are treated as unique(field1, field2, field3, ...) and not unique(field1), unique(field2), ...
  • fixed various memory leaks
  • fixed many compiler warnings
  • configure checks for PX_timestamp2string() to ensure pxlib >= 0.4.3 is present
  • use functions like PX_get_num_fields() and PX_get_value() instead of directly accessing the file header structure
  • create html version of manual pages on request