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    Default Getting text out of DBT file to Windows

    Does anyone know how to bring text out of a DBT file so that I can out it in an Excel spreadsheet of Word file.

    Is there a way to cut/paste it to Windows?

    Thank you

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    Default Re: Getting text out of DBT file to Windows

    use Alpha 4 to export to a csv and open the csv in excel... (memory is short - should be an export operation in Alpha 4)

    or.....
    copy the .dbf and the .dbt to another directory and open with Alpha 5

    Make a small change to the structure of the table in Alpha 5 and the .dbt will be transformed into a .fpt (new format for memos)

    You can then use Alpha 5 to export to excel.
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    Default Re: Getting text out of DBT file to Windows

    thank you so much. FYI, I also learned today from someone working on the transformation for my electronic health record (that I wrote about 15+ years ago in Alpha 4) to a "modern one" (tho certainly not superior), that he was able to open the DBT portion of my DBF in Access as a DBase IV file. I was surprised it opened the DBT's as well.
    Again, thank you.

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