Cross Section Viewer

Convert Database

The Convert Database feature upgrades legacy Microsoft Access cross section viewer databases to the new SQLite format. Simply browse to the existing Access database and then specify a file location for the new SQLite copy.

Convert Database

This feature will copy the contents of the existing Microsoft Access database including all cross section definitions, surveys, selections, long profiles etc. Once you launch the conversion routine, a black command line window will appear while the process is running, showing progress messages. Note that this feature can take several minutes if the original database contains a considerable volume of data.

The conversion also produces a log file describing the steps performed. This file is stored adjacent to the original database and called conversion_YYYYMMDD_HHmmSS.log.

Convert Progress


The conversion routine requires that you have Microsoft Access (or at least the free Microsoft Access Runtime installed on your computer. The conversion will use whichever version of Microsoft Access that you have on your computer and it will work with both the 32 bit (x86) or 64 bit (x64) versions.