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I have several SuperBase tables (*.sbd, *.sbf, *.sb!) that I need to work on using Microsoft Access. Are there any converters available to open the tables in Access?
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by:jjafferr
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Hi

Can you export from SuperBase to Excel OR to a Text File,
If you can, then we can take it further.
OR
If you export to anything else that Access can Import.


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by:robertjharris
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Sorry to have misled you. I don't have SuperBase, I only have the tables and need to read them in Access.
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by:jjafferr
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Thanks, but No thanks for the clarification, I am at total lost now :o(

So you have a Table done with SuperBase and want to read it/convert it to Access Table?
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by:jjafferr
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Sorry Robert, I re-read your initial question, and it is very clear, my mistake.

Can you zip one of these tables and email them to me so that I can have a look at them,
you can click on my name to see my profile, where you can find my email.

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Well Rob, Good news and bad news:

The Good News is:
The property is a particularly attractive Grade II listed family home located in the‚    heart of Bellingham

This is read from 1 of the files you sent.
So Yes you can retrieve the Data,

The Bad news:
It needs manual cleaning up (I didn't go deep in) with a person who knows what the fields are and they should look like.

All you do is, right click on the file, open it with Notepad and you will see the data.

If you want to make this data Access Ready, then
Seperate the fields with a special character that doesn't exist in the file Like : or ; or |
Seperate the Records with a carriage return (the Enter key for the New line)

This way your data will be ready to be imported to Access as text, and can be stored in Tables.

Let me know if I can help further.

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Robert

This is been on my mind for a while, and I think I found a better solution,

Open MS Word, File > Open :in the File type, select Recover text from File (or something like that),
open your .sbf file.

Your file should be clear with data,
Now you can save it as Text.txt file so that it can be imported with code using Access.

This will make the transfer much easier and cleaner,
I tried to clean these characters with code, although got to a certain point, but was not happey with it and it required more trial and error testing.

When you open it with Word, you should get something like this:
CodeNumber
PHeading
PDetails
PNumber

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