2.4: Using Files in ChessDB

In this section, you will learn how to:

  1. open databases or PGN files in ChessDB.
  2. create new databases in ChessDB.
  3. import games into a database.

We will use the sample.pgn file in our examples, which you can download by clicking the link just given.

ChessDB-format databases

ChessDB uses a fast, compact and efficient three-file format for chess databases, with the file extensions .si3, .sg3 and .sn3. Please note that all three files are essential components of a database, so do not remove one of them to save disk space!

There are seveal ways to get a database.