Saturday, 3 March 2007

Databases

Yesterday I was trying to look into chess databases for the first time. I opened up the database that comes with Fritz 9, and with the help of these articles I have a good idea what to do to research past master games. But at my current standard, I don't have much use of them. What I wanted to do it make a database of all my recorded games in the last six months or so. I've got each game in an individual pgn file, but can't for the life of me figure out how to import them all into the fritz database, or a free one such as SCID. They only seem to allow adding one file at a time which I don't have the patience for. Steve Lopez mentioned on the Chess Exchange that I just need to drag and drop them, but that doesn't seem to work in Fritz, maybe only in ChessBase?

This is frustrating as I've been working with databases such Postgres, Ingres, MySQL, MSSQL and Oracle for the past five years or so without any issues :)

2 comments:

Ryan Emmett said...

Hi Dean.

I've tried to explain what I do to copy databases in reply to your question at the ChessExchange Forum. I hope it makes sense.

A single pgn file can hold all your games - you don't have to save each game into a separate file. :)

Dean said...

Thanks! I'll have a read and try it out