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Help Me Get Out of the Dark Ages!

By rmcneill ·
My client is using a PFS:Q & A Database for ALL her client records and bids. Now that you are finished rolling on the floor laughing your guts outs, here's the scenario:

She has been using it since itthe beginning of time. It's now her flagship database. The data files are in a .dtf format. I want to export the data into some other database. Does anyone have any ideas or have you come across this? She mentioned that a colleague, now deceased, mentioned she could go to Access or Excel, but I don't know if that is so. I thought we could find something older, export there first, then export to an updated file format.


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by JamesRL In reply to Help Me Get Out of the Da ...

Really, have you heard about google?

Took me all of 30 seconds to google .dtf and convert and Voila! There are companies that will do it for you for a fee.


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by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to Help Me Get Out of the Da ...

Well I'm sure that any MS product will not work properly eve if it can import the DB in its current format but the Corel Office Product will import this format and convert it across without a hitch and you'll not loose any formatting either.

It really just depends on if you need to use MS Office as apposed to Corel Office 12. I've found the Corel product works better and all my current staff who where once MS Office converts and laughed at me still using Word Perfect are now using Corel Office and complaining when they have to Use MS Office but as they say it's horses for courses and if you defiantly want MS Office used the above answer should work although some formating may need to be altered on the conversion.


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