This documentation refers to PhraseExpress v17 beta. The documentation for the production version 16 is available here.

Work with phrase files

PhraseExpress can load multiple phrase files simultaneously from multiple locations and show phrases of all data sources combined in a common tree structure.

You can create, load, save, unload, import, export and password-protect phrase files in PhraseExpress.

Most commands in the File menu refer to the currently selected phrase file node in the left tree view of the main program window.

The root icon in the tree view depends if you use PhraseExpress stand-alone or with a SQL server:


Local phrase file

Local Phrase File

Phrase files have the extension .pexdb and contain the phrase folder structure, phrase contents, trigger settings, program restrictions and access permissions.

The default phrase file name is "phrases.pexdb" in the recommended PhraseExpress application data folder "%appdata%\PhraseExpress\".

Cloud file

Shared phrase file

The local phrase file is synchronized with other users.

SQL database

SQL Server connection

Example: Computername:d:\data\phrases.pexsql

PhraseExpress loads the phrases from a Microsoft SQL server.

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