Extracting data from PICK database

Posted on 2004-11-19
Last Modified: 2012-06-27
I have an old Point of Sales system running on PICK operating system or database. I understand it is both. The system is falling over all the time. I need to extract the stock listing, about 10000 items, to import into another new system.

Any ideas?

I do not know how to work PICK. It has a menu that seems fixed. I cant find a way to dump a printout to a text file instead of the printer.
Question by:alexangus
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    - Print stock listing
    - OCR printed pages to text files
    - convert text files to new database format

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    Hi alexangus,

    have you tried the newsgroup (comp.databases.pick) ?

    can these guys help  (did pick become MULTIVALUE???)

    you may find something here

    i seem to remember a PICK question about getting access to data within the last YEAR/18Months but haven't found it yet...
    may have been in the SQL Server Topic area...


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    alternatively here's a programming manual

    for pick and BASIC?

    good luck

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    Yes this is the option we are trying to overcome. We have tested it and it would be fine, except for the huge volume of work in achieving this.

    Yes I did find something but there was no final answer to that. I sent a mail to the originator, but I think he has gone away since it was about a year ago. I followed the PICK story, but it seems it has almost disappeared as a product except for one company that has a new version of it. Do not recall the name off hand. But I will try your suggestions and let you know.

    The site is about 400km from here, so I will get back to you during the week.


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    Remember now that I am following some of your links.

    Pick became Universe when Informix took it over and it is now D3 from Raining Data.

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