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Opening CTREE DOS with MS Access 2003

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I have a client that is using a DOS program based in CTREE. The tables have a .db and .dbi file extension. I am creating a new program for them in MYSql and MS Access. I have thus far not been able to open any of the tables using Access or Excel. I need to be able to get the historic data out of the tables to populate the new tables. When I attempt to open the tables in Excel, I get a message that states "This file contains queries ti external data. Queries are used to imprort external data into Excel, but queries can be designed to access confidential information . . ." I click OK and get the following message; "External table is not in the expected format." Do I need an ODBC (datasource) driver to access this data. If so, where can I get the driver (datasource).
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try using a ODBC driver from Access, see if that helps
http://www.faircom.com/products/driversdk/
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I have tried all the ODBC drivers that come with ACCESS, none work. I get the same error message. I checked Faircom's site and it appears that one must own a Ctree license to be able to purchase the ODBC for $169.00. I was hoping for a less expensive solution. Thanks for your comments rockiroads.
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Sorry mate, the only way I know how to extract info is to use some kind of ODBC driver.
Have u searched google for CTREE ODBC Drivers?

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Could this be PAQed instead? only because of the link I gave, this may prove some use to someone who wishes to obtain a ctree odbc driver.
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Sorry, I am not familiar with the acronym PAQ. Please enlighten me. Thanks
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ergenbgr,

I just noticed that you are relatively new to Experts-Exchange.  First off, welcome aboard.  PAQ means Previously Asked Question.  Basically the question is saved in the database, not deleted.  Please take some time to read this part of the helpfile about closing and grading your questions:

http://www.experts-exchange.com/help.jsp#hs5
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Further to what mbizup has said


I havent given you a solution worth accepting but I feel the information I provided may be of use to someone therefore I suggested a PAQ/Refund. The question is closed but not deleted.

If u want to continue with this question, u might need to ask a 0 point refresher question so that experts can see it (ask mods I think) - is that right Miriam?

If u want to close it, the usual practice is u have to request closure by asking a question in community support.
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I think you can post a pointer question through EE-Stuff.com now.  A 20 pt question containing the URL to this one works as well.
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