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convert Omnis7 database on a Mac to A5V10 - can it be done?

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  • convert Omnis7 database on a Mac to A5V10 - can it be done?

    Very old Omnis7 database on a Mac - anyway I can get it into A5V10 on Win XP?

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    Re: convert Omnis7 database on a Mac to A5V10 - can it be done?

    Did a Google and found that you can export your data to a dBase file. Alpha should be able to use that just fine.


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      Re: convert Omnis7 database on a Mac to A5V10 - can it be done?

      Thanks Doug but I think my problem is my knowledge of the MAC - the database is 15 years old - found the export option but just cannot select the datafiles or tables within OMnis - I will continue to read up on Omnis and keep trying - is therea selection of free A5 applications I might be able to take and modify as a replacement - time is very much against me on this and I could lose out to another supplier that uses Filemaker Pro!!


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        Re: convert Omnis7 database on a Mac to A5V10 - can it be done?

        I don't know anything about Omnis7 or Filemaker. However, a quick browse of the file formats that FMP can import does not include Omnis7. In fact it is much more limiting than Alpha. It would appear that for FMP records would be exported in Omnis7 via a CSV file. I think if I were you, I would much rather have Omnis7 export via dBase file and then just use it in Alpha. Less chance for data getting corrupted. It really has no bearing on knowing anything about a Mac (which I have limited knowledge of as well). It all has to do with understanding the file formats that each program can import/export.


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          Re: convert Omnis7 database on a Mac to A5V10 - can it be done?

          alpha imports csv files for sure. The one thing I had issues with was interpretation by alpha of numeric and character fields, but it was a minor fix.

          Filemaker pro is no match for alpha in the long run.

          Hmmm... seems I ran across omni 7 many years ago. Can't remember.
          Dave Mason

          Skype is dave.mason46


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            Re: convert Omnis7 database on a Mac to A5V10 - can it be done?

            Thanks Gents - I agree A5 is the way to go - the issue is convincing the customer !! My main problem I am sorry to say is where on the Maac are the tables/files from the existing application - I muddle my way around but need to be sure I have them all - I will work away and thank you again for the help