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Transferring files from Alpha 4V6 to Alpha 5V4.5

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  • Transferring files from Alpha 4V6 to Alpha 5V4.5

    I'm a novice and need help with the above referenced subject. As a reference, I have Susan Bushs' book Alpha Five Made Easy, but I am obviously doing something wrong. Any help I can get in very simple directions would be greatly appreciated.

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    RE: Transferring files from Alpha 4V6 to Alpha 5V4

    You probably should give a more specific questions. Your dbf files will automatically come over to A5 but you must rebuild all the forms, reports and other layouts.
    regards
    Jim

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      RE: Transferring files from Alpha 4V6 to Alpha 5V4

      I found it Best to Right Click in the control Pannel with the tab set to Tables. That way it does not put those long names like DATABASE FOR XXXXXXXXX. I just made the change myself.

      Ken

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        RE: Transferring files from Alpha 4V6 to Alpha 5V4

        William,

        If it were me, I'd keep them separate.

        To do this I'd create a new folder (directory) for the Alpha Five database you are going to create. Then I'd use a file manager like Windows Explorer to copy into the new folder all my DBF and DBT files. Then I'd start Alpha Five and create the database in the new folder. Once created I'd 'add' the tables to the database, being VERY careful to select the tables that now live in the same folder as the A5 database and NOT the original tables that are over in your Alpha Four directory.

        -- tom

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