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Old 13th April 2009, 05:27 AM   #1
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I've been using Unibox for ages and it's great. It's my go to for quick sims. When I downloaded it originally, I added the libraries, but for many of the Pro drivers like JBL, many of them are woefully wrong. So I have been entering the correct data from the manufacturers and saving them to a separate file on my HDD as .ddb files.

I have downloaded 4.08 and deleted all the data files save one. Is there a way I can add all of the saved .ddb files on my HDD as a group? There are a a few hundred of them so one at a time is a huge PITA.
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Bump in the hopes that someone has an answer to the bulk loading question.
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Old 27th April 2009, 04:34 AM   #3
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What happens when you use Unibox's 'import' feature and point it to the folder that has the .ddb files?

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What happens when you use Unibox's 'import' feature and point it to the folder that has the .ddb files?

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It will import the single file but holding down control and trying multiples doesn't work. I've got about 370 of 400 still to add and it's tedious.
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Old 9th May 2009, 12:42 PM   #5
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Bummer, I didn't have any luck with it either and since computers aren't my 'thing' I don't have a clue as to what might work.

Did you ask Unibox's designer?

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well that's odd. I run version 4.07 and it will import all entries in a ddb file if I want. ( I only have about 80) Just using the import button.

If you're not having any luck, do you want to send me or GM a zipped ddb and see if it imports for us? Or visa-versa?
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Old 9th May 2009, 03:04 PM   #7
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Open the *.ddb file in notepad. save it as text and post it and the ddb file here. The ddb might just be an excel or CSV document you can combine in another editor.
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I looked at this again and reckon that Brett has exported each driver as a seperate file.

Is that so, Brett?

There is an option on export to save all the drivers or just the current one. A ddb file with all looks just like the single file ddb, but it says how many entries there are and lists them one after another - no breaks.
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I looked at this again and reckon that Brett has exported each driver as a seperate file.

Is that so, Brett?
Yep, that's how they've been saved. When I first loaded in 4.07, I found so many errors with the pre loaded DB's I started correcting them and saving to a different folder. Plus now there are hundreds of drivers I don't want.

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There is an option on export to save all the drivers or just the current one. A ddb file with all looks just like the single file ddb, but it says how many entries there are and lists them one after another - no breaks.
OK, so if I used notepad and added them all together without linebreaks, that might work?
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It should, yeah. Royal P.I.T.A. for sure, but maybe the fastest way.

If you export a ddb file with several drivers and look at its structure you will see what to do - it's pretty simple.
I assume they need to be in alphabetical order and the files needs to say how may drivers it contains.
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