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    Ohlen Cartmell
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    Default Sending data

    I seem to recall an extensive thread on sending data directly from A5, but I can't find it. Does anyone have thoughts on how this might be done. I want to send insurance claim information directly from A5 to an insurance clearing house who will then file the claim on my behalf.

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    Bill Warner
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    Default RE: Sending data

    Couple of thoughts:

    First, if the insurance company can read a DBF, just copy your data (or the relevant fields) to another table.

    If they can't, you could export the data as ASCII text. Anybody that imports data from outside sources should be able to read that. The export operation (Operations tab in the Control Panel) works well for this

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    Tom Scholis
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    Default RE: Sending data

    Keep in mind memo fields are sometimes problematic on the
    receiving end.

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    Thomas Henkel
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    Default RE: Sending data

    We do quite a bit of exporting to outside sources. Generally, we build an ascii transaction file then sys_shell out to the "export" program.

    Actually doing the export to an outside source from alpha might be tricky. Building the transaction file from your data is fairly straightforward, then you also have the added bonus of a log of what you have sent.

    Tom Henkel

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    Default RE: Sending data

    Thanks to all who replied. I'll get started and I know I'll be back for more help.

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