Conversion of data from Innovative Software -- SMART Data Manager to current database program (? MS Access or other)
Posted on 2003-11-18
I am exploring possible options for converting data in the SMART Data Manager program of the Innovative Software Smart Software System to a system which will be easier to use on newer computers. The SMART program dates from 1985 (yes, really) and has been used continuously due to the large volume of records already entered into it (approx 80,000 detailed entries of collectible vinyl recordings), and retiscence to deal with changing it (or, re-entering the data). We currently have computers with various operating systems, from Windows 95, Windows 98 SE and Windows XP. We have been unable to use the SMART program with anything higher than Windows 95 -- when using it in the DOS base it has crashed the system in 98 and 98 SE, I haven't tried it in XP. We currently have MS Access 2000. How can I convert data from the SMART Data Manager to Access 2000 -- or is there another database program which might be better?
Thanks in advance for your thoughts.