0 votes


I hope this message finds you all well.

I'm reaching out because I've encountered a problem while trying to import a database into OpenLCA, and I could really use some guidance.

Here's a breakdown of what I've done so far:

  1. Installed Database Analyzer and Launcher.
  2. Exported the EF3.1 database in zolca format.
  3. Attempted to create a new database in OpenLCA using this file.

However, the import process has been running for over 4 hours now, and it still hasn't completed. I'm not sure if this is normal behavior or if there's something else I should try.

Could someone please advise me on whether such a lengthy import process is typical in OpenLCA? Also, I would greatly appreciate any suggestions for alternative methods to import the database efficiently.

Thank you all for your time and assistance.

in openLCA by (180 points)

1 Answer

+1 vote
by (114k points)
The EF database is really huge (also because of the images), you should "restore" the database in openLCA, do not make a new one and do not try to import it into this new one. Restoring is quite fast, depending on your harddisc (a few minutes max). Hth