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Need Utility to Open .FDB Files

by jainagray / March 21, 2009 7:15 AM PDT

Hi, everyone:

Anybody know a way to open,edit and save a file with the .fdb extension? It's part of a software app I use. The software lets me create custom entries into a database of information, but does not have the abliity to alphabetize the entries, so I'm constantly looking through hundreds of entries. I just want to be able to open it, put it in alpha order and save it back so that when I open the app, the entries are in some kind of order. I've contracted the company who wrote the software and they said there's no way to do it from within the app, so I'm wondering if there was a way to do it outside the app. Any help would be appreciated.

Regards,

Jaina

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Save me some time here.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 21, 2009 7:26 AM PDT

What is "the app?"

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Name of the App
by jainagray / March 22, 2009 7:17 AM PDT

Hi,

The app is called FitDay. It's a diet and nutrition tracker that's good if you watch what you eat or count calories. Running on Windows XP Media Center. HTH.

Jaina

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Bad news.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 22, 2009 8:35 AM PDT
In reply to: Name of the App

Fitday is not about what you think it is. It has affiliate programs and their goal is not the software but sales. As such my bet is they had the software developed and likely lost the staff as they moved full steam into their market phase.

Since it doesn't reveal any database or such interface, I agree with no cure for this one.
Bob

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Maybe Not
by jainagray / March 23, 2009 1:19 AM PDT
In reply to: Bad news.

Hi,

There are 2 ways to use FitDay. One is on the web, which I think you're referring to. The other is a standalone app that you can install on a PC and run locally. I have the PC version, all the data is sitting on my hard drive. I don't know what affiliates are but this version of FitDay makes no effort whatsoever to sell me anything. It's just like any other other PC app that you run locally. I was hoping that since I have access to the FitDay files locally and they seem to be using a standard file format, that I could find some way to open and modify them them and save them back. It's maddening that the data isn't in some kind of order. I've contacted FitDay and they say they will correct it in a future version.

Regards,

Jaina

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I know what affiliate means here.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 23, 2009 2:27 AM PDT
In reply to: Maybe Not

And since they never reveal the database being used it's a closed source system so this locks us out. But it's good they tell you they intend to fix it.
Bob

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Data Files are Stored Locally
by jainagray / March 23, 2009 3:20 AM PDT

I'm 100% certain that the data files are on my local C: drive in a FitDay directory. I think they have the filename extension of .FDY. So, I just need some software to open them, alpha them and re-save. Any chance of doing this?

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No.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 23, 2009 3:32 AM PDT

Unless they reveal the name of the database being used, it's a closed system.

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