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I have a database file from a really old database program. The only name I've heard attached to the database program is Q and A.  So, I've got this Q/A database file, with an extension of .DTF, and I need to open it to import it's data to Microsoft Access.
When I open the file in a text editor, it is of course all binary coded, but the first line is readable and says:
"Symantec Touchbase Database", if that is of any help.  I try to import it now in Access, but it doesn't recogize the database type.  Is there some way I can set up a new ODBC for it or something like this?

I'm not very familiar with ODBC, so if I need to use this, I'll need some easy to follow instructions.

Any help you can give will be appreciated.

Thanks.

Shane Steeves
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I have had the misfortune of dealing with Q&A databases.
For every database you have 2 file names.
the .dtf and the .idx files (I think its idx.. I dont
recall.. but if you only have 1 you may be in trouble)
You need to load up q&a and export as dbase III or dbase
IV..and event then I have had problems with what it exports.
Good luck,
Wish I could have been more help..but that is the answer
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Thanks.  It worked.
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