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Have a commercial program- 12 years old- uses Betrieve and DOS- don't know programming at all.  The company that made the program is no longer servicing it. The dates in the program are two digit-  the usual year 2000 problem.  I am looking to find information on correcting the program.  There is nothing to replace it.  Without rewriting the program, is there any program to convert to Win 95?
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You will not be able to modify Betrieve successfully but it may
be possible to adapt queries in your database so that if you
compare two dates (perhaps during sort operations), first add 100
to all years which are less than the minimum year stored in your
system. So, say the minimum year of any date in the system is 86,
then any year less than that such as 03 is treated as 103. This
may mean that you have to implement some internal functions as
user-written (i.e. by you) functions.

Naturally this is very clumsy so you MUST migrate your
application to something more up to date soon. DOS will not be
around for much longer. In any case, you are going to have to
spend time and money to solve this problem which should have
been addressed years ago - the longer you wait, the bigger the
problem.

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