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    carie gray
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    Default converting access files to alpha 5 v1

    I need help in converting Microsoft Access 2000 database files to Alpha 5 V1. Can anyone help me?

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    Default RE: converting access files to alpha 5 v1

    Carie,

    In Microsoft Access:
    1. select the table
    2. right click and choose Export...
    3. select Save as type = dBase 5
    then

    In A5, just open the file you exported.

    Note: Due to incompatability of field types,
    some data may not be exported.

    You can also try exporting as a text file from MS Access

    regards,
    Melvin

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    carie gray
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    Thanks Melvin. I tried but like you said some files didn't transfer and I cannot open it in A5. How do you export as a text file from MS Access?

    Carie

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    Default RE: converting access files to alpha 5 v1

    Same as above but
    Save as type = text
    or try whatever other file types are available.

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    Thomas Henkel
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    Default RE: converting access files to alpha 5 v1

    Another method would be to open the access table with excel, then save it as a dBase file to be opened by Alpha.

    Tom

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    carie gray
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    Default RE: converting access files to alpha 5 v1

    I know this sounds stupid but what do you mean open the access table with excel?

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    carie gray
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    Default RE: converting access files to alpha 5 v1

    I have tried this but it doesn't work. Any other suggestions?

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