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White Papers: Accessing PSQL/Zen Data

By: Bill Bach

This page contains white papers created by Goldstar Software Inc. which discuss accessing data within your Actian Zen, Actian PSQL, or Pervasive PSQL environment.

These documents are in Adobe Acrobat PDF format. Can't open them? Get the Acrobat Reader.

PDF Accessing Btrieve Data From ODBC or Other Applications
Many people want to access their Btrieve data via other applications or ODBC drivers as easily as they access SQL Server, Oracle, and MS Access databases. This paper explains why this task isn't so easy and provides a basis for getting started. (Updated February 2021)

PDF Determining Your Pervasive, Actian, PSQL or Btrieve Engine Version
This article covers the various aspects of determining your database engine version, from Btrieve 5.x through the current versions. (Updated August 2018)

PDF Accessing Actian Zen v13 from C++ on Windows Using the Btrieve 2 API
The Btrieve 2 API offers a huge leap forward in usability for developers, shortening the learning curve considerably. This article explains how to build a sample Btrieve 2 application from Visual Studio. (Added January 2019)

PDF Accessing Actian Zen v13 from C on a Raspberry Pi Using the Btrieve API
If you are already a Btrieve developer and simply want to see some examples of C programming on the Raspberry Pi, you've come to the right place. This article explains how to build a sample Btrieve application that performs stress tests on the database. (Added June 2019)

PDF Accessing Actian Zen v13 from Python on Windows Using the Btrieve 2 API
This article explains the somewhat complicated process of compiling the SWIG wrapper so that you can use the Btrieve 2 API from Python on Windows. (Added January 2018)

PDF Accessing Actian Zen v13 from Python on a Raspberry Pi Using the Btrieve 2 API
This article explains the somewhat complicated process of compiling the SWIG wrapper so that you can use the Btrieve 2 API from Python on a Raspberry Pi with Zen IoT Server. (Updated June 2019 for v13.30)

PDF Accessing Actian Zen v14 from Node.JS Using the Btrieve 2 API
This paper from AGTech explains how to access Btrieve 2 API from Node.js.

PDF Accessing Actian Zen from PowerShell on Windows Using the ODBC API
Need to read a simple CSV file and update data in a database from it? You can do this quite easily with PowerShell and the sample code in this white paper! (Released February 2021)

PDF Accessing Actian Zen from VBScript on Windows Using the ADO API
This paper walks you through creating a simple VBScript application that queries the Zen database and returns data records. (Released February 2021)

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