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  • copy table

    I would like to copy a table to a CD so that I can append it to another Database on another non-connected computer. How do I do this?

  • #2
    Re: copy table

    Export it to excel and put it on your cd
    Then create an append operation where the excel doc. is the source

    Caution: Excel has a limited number of rows


    • #3
      Re: copy table

      Duplicating a Table.

      Sending a Table.

      Copy Operations.
      There can be only one.


      • #4
        Re: copy table

        Here is what I tried and what happened. First I took the advice about creating an excel file of the file. I saved the file as a "97-2003 Workbook" excel file. with the .xls extension. However when I attempted to append it to the A5V9 table the program told me that it was not a 4.0 excel file. (Excel 2007 and Excel 2010 do not have a specific 3.0 or 4.0 excel type.) I attempted this 3 times making sure that I saved it in the correct type, that is an excel *.xls type file.
        When that failed I created a comma delimited file with extension *.cvs and used append function of Alpha five. This was successful with small files. However when I tried this with a larger file (10,000 records, each consisting of only 3 fields, each about 25 characters in length) Alpha Five literally locked up and I had to start over. It was only when I divided the excel file into 11 parts each with 999 records or so, that was I successful. Is there a limit to how many records that Alpha Five can append at any one time? I would hate to have to do this 11 times just to add records to a table.


        • #5
          Re: copy table
          1. Try exporting to excel
          2. in excel go to: 'File / properties'
          3. See were the file is being saved by alpha
          4. DO NOT SAVE the excel in your office 2007 or 2010
          5. Go to the Directory where the file is being saved by alpha
          6. And try the append operation with that original file


          • #6
            Re: copy table

            I don't understand your directions. What file am I exporting from Alpha to Excel?
            I have a file called Customers.dbf in the directory A5V9/Databases/ABC.
            I need to add the records from the excel spreadsheet to the table in A5V9/Databases/ABC called Customers.
            Under what filename do I save the Customers excel spreadsheet?

            In order to append I need to save an excel spreadsheet with the extension xls, otherwise alpha five rejects it.

            If I attempt to export it into alpha five I have to do it by 999 records at a time.


            • #7
              Re: copy table

              what im tryin to say is that alpha will export your table in the correct xls format. So if you go to the directory where alpha is exporting the file originally and try the append operation with that file you shouldn't have any problems.
              it should be stored in something like
              C:\Documents and Settings\Your_username\Configuración local\Temp\mytable.xls

              Solution 2
              1. In alpha, duplicate your table to something like mytable_temp.dbf (right click menu / utilities )
              2. Drop the table from your database (right click menu again)
              3. Go to your database directory an copy mytable_temp.dbf file
              4. Add the table to the database where you want to do the append Operation (add table /set on alphas control panel menu)
              5. Create an append opperation an run it


              • #8
                Re: copy table

                Originally posted by hsl9999 View Post
                I would like to copy a table to a CD so that I can append it to another Database on another non-connected computer. How do I do this?
                Do you want to append the table to a database that does not have this table or append the records in a table from one database to another? (both have the same table in them but one has additional records)
                Bill Griffin
                Parkell, Inc


                • #9
                  Re: copy table

                  I have an excel spreadsheet with 10,200 lines and 3 columns.
                  I have an alphaFive table with 3 fields and 100 records.
                  I need to put all the lines of the excel spreadsheet into the alpha Five table.


                  • #10
                    Re: copy table

                    What does not work when you use the import genie? This is a fairly simple procedure, so I am not really sure where you are currently at with the descriptions above.

                    I Generally would save the Excel file as a CSV file and use the import genie. I import on a daily basis csv files containing over 100,000 records without a problem. Can you attach a copy of your excel file or csv file?
                    Bill Griffin
                    Parkell, Inc