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The database is in an ASCII delimited by semicolon format in a zip file. The enclosed report defines the data in each of the 50 Fields to assist you in developing your own database.
To unzip the file:
1. Download the file bpv.zip by clicking the link below.
2. A dialog window prompts "Would you like to open the file or save to your computer."
3. Select Save.
4. Select the Directory you want (example: C:\) and Click on Save
5. BPV database will download into the directory you have chosen
There will be three files inside the zip file, the data file bpv.txt, and the instruction files, bpvreadmenet.doc and bpvreadmenet.txt. Due to the size of the database, you should first open the application you are going to use (such as Access) and import the database files into the application.
If you have any questions, please contact:
Dept. of Homeland Security
We upgrade the database several times a week to keep information current.