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BASIC QUESTION ABOUT DOS-PROGRAM

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Hello if someone has a DOS based database program how can I have them send me the files I need to check out so eventually I can import to MS-Access?  What file extensions would thet be looking for etc.  Thanks
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If they can export the databases as comma-delimited text files (.txt extension), that would work.
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Could also be comma-separated value text file (.csv extension).

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OK guys thats good to know.  The main question I have though is ok here is the example.  I am going to have access to the computer it runs on.  What files do I look for that I will need to bring over to my computer to work with if it is a DOS based system?  Like what extensions would run it.  Where would the data be?  Would it be txt files most likely like file based etc?

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That's hard to answer! Without knowing your DOS software we can't tell you what to look for.
As mentioned earlier: Find an option to export the data as a comma seperated list (that will be a text file!). Where that file goes and what name and extension it has depends completely on your program.

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I am trying to run a Paradox 4.5 application from a Win2K machine.  I beleive I have all the files to run this but I keep getting this error when I try running the PDOXRUN.EXE.  It says "No Script specified on command line".   Any idea i am trying to see what I am doign wrong.  The cmd line under properties for both the EXE and PIF file for PDOXRUN says the following:
PDOXRUN.EXE -extk 3096

Any help would be greatly appreciated.  Thanks all

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