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  • Microsoft SQL files


    Need to access data on a doctors system to dump off to
    Alpha .dbf files.

    Does anyone have any idea what file types (extension) would
    be likely to hold the data ??

    Thanks for any hints.

    Lowell

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    RE: Microsoft SQL files

    Lowell

    You'll need to write SQL to export or look at the tools that come with MS SQL and export the data via a program.

    There is not a way to copy some files and get the data out.

    dbase files are a different breed from SQL, MySQL, Oracle types.
    Al Buchholz
    Bookwood Systems, LTD
    Weekly QReportBuilder Webinars Thursday 1 pm CST

    Occam's Razor - KISS
    Normalize till it hurts - De-normalize till it works.
    Advice offered and questions asked in the spirit of learning how to fish is better than someone giving you a fish.
    When we triage a problem it is much easier to read sample systems than to read a mind.
    "Make it as simple as possible, but not simpler."
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    • #3
      RE: Microsoft SQL files

      Al, thanks for your response.

      I was not very explicit. I am trying to use A5 ,
      opening the files with mssqlsrv - I just don't
      know the files to look for to copy from his system.

      Lowell

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      • #4
        RE: Microsoft SQL files

        Lowell

        When dealing with a SQL database, look at the utilities that come with it and use them.

        You'll have a much easier time doing that then trying to treat it like it a file based system.
        Al Buchholz
        Bookwood Systems, LTD
        Weekly QReportBuilder Webinars Thursday 1 pm CST

        Occam's Razor - KISS
        Normalize till it hurts - De-normalize till it works.
        Advice offered and questions asked in the spirit of learning how to fish is better than someone giving you a fish.
        When we triage a problem it is much easier to read sample systems than to read a mind.
        "Make it as simple as possible, but not simpler."
        Albert Einstein

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        • #5
          RE: Microsoft SQL files

          Al, my intent was to attach the data files to A5 via ODBC, using the Microsoft SQL drivers.

          Are you saying that this can not be done ?

          If in can, I'm still left trying to find files to attach
          to.

          Thanks

          Lowell

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          • #6
            RE: Microsoft SQL files


            Discovered that newer versions of Excel have a built-in
            function "GetExternalData" which attaches directly to
            the specified files and allows import into Excel.
            Works great, got the entire job done in 2 days.

            Lowello

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