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How do I import data from a DOS version of DataEase to a Windows version of Access?
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The following is from a MS Knowledge base articl:
 
1.0 1.1 2.0 7.0 97
 
WINDOWS
 

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The information in this article applies to:
 
 - Microsoft Access versions 1.0, 1.1, 2.0, 7.0, 97
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SUMMARY
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Novice: Requires knowledge of the user interface on single-user computers.
 
Microsoft Access does not import DataEase data files directly, but you can
export DataEase data to a formatted disk file that Microsoft Access can
import. The information in this article applies to DataEase versions 4.2,
4.5, and 4.53. DataEase is a character-based relational database system.
 
To export DataEase data from DataEase, create a DQL report, specify the
Format as export, and set the Print Style to print to a disk file. Select
one of the following export formats to create a file Microsoft Access can
import:
 
   Lotus           (creates a .WKS file)
   Variable Length (creates a delimited ASCII text file)
   Fixed Length    (creates a fixed-width ASCII text file)
 
MORE INFORMATION
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Export Using DataEase
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To create a formatted disk file in DataEase 4.x, create a DQL report using
the following steps. For more detailed information about creating reports,
please refer to the DataEase documentation.
 
1. Define the report specifying the fields you want to include in the
   output.
 
2. Specify the report Format as Export by choosing either Define Format or
   Modify Format under either DQL Advanced Processing or Query by Example -
   Quick Reports.
 
   Select 7. Export under Define Format or Modify Format. You should see
   the following list of the export formats DataEase supports:
 
      * 1. Lotus (wks)
        2. GrafTalk
        3. MultiMate
        4. WordPerfect
        5. Mail-Merge
      * 6. Variable Length
      * 7. Fixed Length
        8. DIF
 
   Choose 1, 2, or 6. Depending on your choice, DataEase may ask you if you
   want to include field names in the exported file.
 
3. Specify the Print Style for the report. Enter the Report Destination as
   option #3 Disk to print to a disk file. Then enter a valid file name in
   the Filename field.
 
Import Using Microsoft Access
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1. Start Microsoft Access and open your database.
 
2. On the File menu, click Import.
 
3. In the Data Source box, select the import format that matches the export
   format you chose in DataEase.
 
Choosing Export/Import Format
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Here are some things to consider when choosing an export/import format.
 
Microsoft Access can import Lotus (.WKS) files and create a table with
field names if you included the field names when exporting in DataEase.
During the import process, Microsoft Access asks you if the first row
contains field names. Most DataEase data types should convert to
appropriate Microsoft Access field types.
 
If you choose the Variable Length format when exporting, DataEase will ask
you to enter the field separator. Enter a comma (,). Microsoft Access
recognizes the comma as the default field separator.
 
If you choose the Fixed Length format when exporting in DataEase, you will
need to create an Import Specification file in Microsoft Access before
importing the file.

 



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