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Open Bento's database backup without using Bento Apps
Do you want to open a Bento database backup when you're at a friend's house, and he doesn't have Bento? It's actually really simple:
  1. Control-click on your Bento database backup file (.bentodb) and select Show Package Contents from the pop-up menu.
  2. Navigate to the Contents » Resources folder.
  3. Copy the file named Database to another location.
  4. Launch a SQLite application, such as SQLite Database Browser.
  5. Open the copy of the Database file you just created.
Enjoy your database!
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Open Bento's database backup without using Bento
Authored by: grueni on Nov 17, '09 02:04:26PM

does this mean the underlying database used in Bento is SQL ?
and if yes is it the case with Filemaker too ?
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Open Bento's database backup without using Bento
Authored by: scooby509 on Nov 19, '09 07:08:11PM

"SQL" isn't a database, it's a standard that includes a query language / data model / some other stuff.

SQLite is an embedded database management system. Filemaker Pro is a proprietary client-server DBMS that has been around a good while longer than SQLite. Earlier versions didn't, for instance, support the SQL standard. (I haven't used it in years so I'm not up to date with it.)

I'm a little surprised that Bento runs on SQLite, but not all that surprised.

Out of curiosity, what do people around here use Bento for?



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Open Bento's database backup without using Bento
Authored by: TvE on Nov 21, '09 04:04:32AM

I don't use Bento, but FMP - have done so since version 3.something (or was it 2.?).

PS.: SQLite is the database that is used for (almost) all data storage on the iPhone, at least for Apple's app's



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