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DataFlex Decompiling Service

The Database Managers can decompile your DataFlex program(s).  The decompiled source can be emailed or shipped via your favorite courier to you.

What will I get?

The decompilers generate one .SRC file for each .FLX file.  The generated source code is guaranteed to be recompilable without any changes, and the recompiled program is guaranteed to be functionally identical to the original compiled program.  See our Decompiler Guarantee and Disclaimer for more details.

How much will it cost?

The decompilation cost depends on the size of the project (number of programs that need to be decompiled and their total size) and the version(s) of DataFlex that need to be handled.  For an exact quote, please provide the following information:
  • The number of compiled programs in each DataFlex version (2.1, 2.2, 2.3, ... 3.2, VDF, Web App)
  • The total size of the FLX files in bytes.  The size reported by a directory utility (dir for MS-Dos and ls for Unix) is used for this value.  Note that in all versions of Microsoft Windows, the property panel for the file might report an incorrect value because it rounds the size of the file up or down to the nearest 1000 bytes.

Please contact us for a quote.

We offer a freeware utility called Version that will collect and report all of the information that we need.  It is available for download from this website.

How to Submit a Project

In addition to the FLX files, we will need:
  • all of the .TAG files
  • all of the .FD files
  • the FILELIST.CFG file

Also include a readme.doc file (a flat ASCII text file) that contains:

  • your name
  • your company name
  • address
  • phone number
  • email address
  • payment information

The readme.doc file will help us to differentiate between two projects received simultaneously.  Put all of these files into a .zip file and email the .zip file to The Database Managers.

Turnaround Time:

Most projects are returned within 24 hours, but sometimes external circumstances (holidays, conventions) may delay the processing of a particular project.  We recommend that you coordinate with us before sending the project by emailing or calling us to tell us that you are preparing a project for decompilation.  In some coordinated cases, we have processed the FLX files and returned the source within ten minutes!

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