Sample Palm Desktop Files

You don't need these sample files to use Palm2CSV but I have provided them for those of you who are curious and may wish to experiment. You can open these sample DBA and TDA files in your Palm Desktop (File » Open Archive) to see the sample events. You can run the DBA and TDA files through Palm2CSV to see the resulting CSV or iCal/ICS output (which is also provided below). And you can view the converted CSV files in something like Excel to see what they look like.

Here is the resulting sample DBA calendar which has been converted to CSV and imported into Google Calendar.

Palm Desktop
Version Number
File Type Palm File Converted File by Palm2CSV
4.1.4 Datebook Archive (DBA) datebook-archive.dba datebook-archive.dba.csv

datebook-archive-for-google.dba.csv
(Same as above but with options specified for importing into Google Calendar)
  • Sample events all start on Monday, May 16th, 2011
  • Some entries are in the Business category, some are in the Personal category, and some are unfiled
  • If you are viewing them in Palm Desktop you may have to configure your Palm Desktop to display entries in ALL categories, otherwise you might not see them all
  • When converting to CSV, Palm2CSV fully supports repeating events
6.2.2 Datebook Archive (DBA) datebook-archive-palm6.dba datebook-archive-palm6.dba.csv
  • Events all start on Monday, May 16th, 2011
  • Some entries are in the Business category, some are in the Personal category, and some are unfiled
  • If you are viewing them in Palm Desktop you may have to configure your Palm Desktop to display entries in ALL categories, otherwise you might not see them all
4.1.4 To Do Archive (TDA) todo-archive.tda todo-archive.tda.csv
  • Sample events start on 12/19/2010
  • No support for repeating events (coming soon!)
6.2.2 To Do Archive (TDA) todo-archive-palm6.tda todo-archive-palm6.tda.csv
  • Sample events start on 12/19/2010
  • No support for repeating events (coming soon!)
4.1.4 Calendar Archive calendar-archive.dba n/a
  • Palm2CSV doesn't support Calendar Archives! You must save your calendar in Datebook Archive format! I'm providing this sample Calendar Archive file just for those curious hackers who might want to experiment with it.