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Microsoft Works Database Error and possible conversion?

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Ok first off, my Microsoft Works database 2006 program is giving me out of memory errors when I try to pull up a report. I click ok on that error message and then it will let me view the report but I cannot print as I get the same out of memory errors and have to hit OK a couple of times to get them to go away. Any idea on how to fix this issue? File possibly corrupted as it happens on two computers.

Second, can I possibly take this .wdb file and convert it to excel or even access? Or anyway to import the information? There isn't a whole lot of info at all, a basic table and then 115 lines in the spreadsheet that the report pulls from.
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I don't know how to fix that error, but I believe Microsoft Works has the ability to export into a CSV file.  A CSV file can be opened in Excel.  If that doesn't work, here is a link a Works Database Converter.

http://www.codealchemists.com/worksdatabaseconverter/

Greg

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I actually ran that converter a bit ago and was able to import everything over into Access. Now just trying to get the reporting to display how we want it :)
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Is this a new issue?
If so, then what changed on the PC's that exibit this issue.

Check the *Available* memory in the task manager, and compare these values on the PCs that do not have this error and the ones that do.


If this is a Works DB, then you can save it as a CSV file(s).
You can then easily import these files into Access.

Quite a bit or work will have to go into it working the same as when it was in Works, but you will be now working with a higher level DB engine, and will have many more tools and functionality at your disposal.

;-)

JeffCoachman
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