Database Viewer is a small, yet efficient application whose main purpose is to manage databases inside an intuitive environment, without requiring third-party modules.
The manipulations that can be performed with the aid of this application include viewing, editing and exporting databases. Support is restricted to dBase, Pervasive and ADO (Microsoft Data Access).
The program has been on the market for quite some time, but still manages to carry out the task despite the fact that it hasn’t received updates in quite a while. It may not work on newer operating systems, as Windows XP is the last environment it was tested on.
Accommodating the utility on your system is an easy job, since it comes wrapped inside a portable package – therefore, there’s no need for installation. Simply run the executable file inside the archive and get acquainted with the user interface, which is both simple and intuitive.
In order to add a new file to the processing area, use the dedicated button inside the main GUI. The operations that are made available as soon as the file is loaded include viewing and managing tables, relationships and indexes, as well as comments. You can also delete or edit tables, with an option to autosave the status of each column for all the available tables.
As far as exporting options are concerned, you have the possibility to save the databases to DBF, Excel, XML, HTML and TXT format, to a location of your choice. This is done fast, even for large-sized databases.
Bottom line, Database Viewer can still be used for managing database content seamlessly, but on the downside, it lacks support for several data types. This might be a deal breaker for many users.