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  • ODBC Driver for Alpha?

    The most recent thread I could find on this was from 2012 - with a dead link. Does anyone know where to get a driver that will allow a connection to Alpha tables?
    Robin

    Discernment is not needed in things that differ, but in those things that appear to be the same. - Miles Sanford

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    Re: ODBC Driver for Alpha?

    I'm not sure how it got there, but try going to control panel->data sources. Isn't it there?

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      Re: ODBC Driver for Alpha?

      Hi Craig there are a bunch of drivers for XP there, but which one will work for A5?
      Robin

      Discernment is not needed in things that differ, but in those things that appear to be the same. - Miles Sanford

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        Re: ODBC Driver for Alpha?

        Odbc for FoxPro tables - I don't remember which versio FoxPro.
        Maybe here??
        http://en.softonic.com/s/foxpro-odbc-driver-download
        Dave Mason
        dave@aldadesktop.com
        Skype is dave.mason46

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        • #5
          Re: ODBC Driver for Alpha?

          what app are you trying to use to connect to a5 tables?

          I had no trouble with Crystal Reports
          Dave Mason
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          • #6
            Re: ODBC Driver for Alpha?

            In mine, it is labeled as Microsoft dBase Driver (*.dbf). I believe it shipped with Windows back then.

            If you see anything *.dbf, then you probably have all you need. It may also be labeled as FoxPro.

            There are a couple DLL's on my machine with those drivers...

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            • #7
              Re: ODBC Driver for Alpha?

              In the past I had good luck using the Advantage Database Server ODBC driver. Although the Advantage database is beast separate and distinct from the "dBase Standard" their ODBC driver supports 3 flavors of dbf files, see image below. Advantage Database folks where bought out by Sybase who got bought out by SAP but amazingly new releases are being produced you can find them at;

              http://devzone.advantagedatabase.com...=19&Product=14

              And yes the download is free and the last time I read the lincense agreement I concluded I wasn't breaking any agreement by using it with Alpha5, but I am no lawyer.

              advantage driver.png

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              • #8
                Re: ODBC Driver for Alpha?

                Since Dave asked, I am looking for a driver that will allow Transaction Importer Pro to access my A5v11 tables for importing to Quickbooks Pro 2012 on an XP machine. Getting a connection to Excel is easy enough to set up to use either an XLS or CSV file, but adds too many steps to the routine. Not to mention that the Excel program is not in the same directory on every machine, whereas Alpha is.

                If this Advantage driver will work (thanks Paul for the link), then all I need to do is figure out how to set up the DSN connection...
                Robin

                Discernment is not needed in things that differ, but in those things that appear to be the same. - Miles Sanford

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                  Re: ODBC Driver for Alpha?

                  I consistently use the VFP ODBC driver to connect to Alpha Five tables. Use the last version that Microsoft published. Then when setting up the ODBC select Visual FoxPro driver, v 6.xxxx. Use the Free Tables option in the setup you should see all the tables in the folder where they are located. Click OK and you are done.

                  I use it with Crystal Reports, my query tools etc.
                  Regards,

                  John W.
                  www.CustomReportWriters.net

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                    Re: ODBC Driver for Alpha?

                    I do not have an option in my XP control panel to set up ODBC drivers. How do I do this?
                    Robin

                    Discernment is not needed in things that differ, but in those things that appear to be the same. - Miles Sanford

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                    • #11
                      Re: ODBC Driver for Alpha?

                      Start menu, Control Panel, Administrative Tools, Data Sources (ODBC)
                      There can be only one.

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                      • #12
                        Re: ODBC Driver for Alpha?

                        Originally posted by Stan Mathews View Post
                        Start menu, Control Panel, Administrative Tools, Data Sources (ODBC)
                        Make sure you are in the Classic view rather than the Category view.

                        I don't know how to get there from Category....
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                          Re: ODBC Driver for Alpha?

                          Appears to be in/under the System and Security grouping.
                          There can be only one.

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                            Re: ODBC Driver for Alpha?

                            Ok I finally got a named connection setup - very cool, looks like it should do exactly what I need. Now I just have to get my filtered data into a temp table and that should be it! Thanks guys for the assist.
                            Robin

                            Discernment is not needed in things that differ, but in those things that appear to be the same. - Miles Sanford

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                            • #15
                              Re: ODBC Driver for Alpha?

                              I just tried to set up a customer with an ODBC driver against an A5 desktop app on Windows 7, but just spent 30 minutes being redirected from download page to download page, round in circles to find the right driver/combination. It appears I need the Microsoft VFP DBF driver, but good luck finding it!

                              Can anyone point to or recommend the correct driver, where to find it for Windows 7 ?

                              Thanks.
                              -Steve
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