ACT 2000 DBF to ACT 2012

Posted on 2012-09-04
Last Modified: 2012-09-06
I have a client that had ACT 2000 (I believe v5?) DBF file that is about 6MB.  I can open it in Excel and it has about 2,000 records.  It was from an old XP computer that "died.  Long story.

How can I import it into ACT 2012?

I have done several Google search without luck.  Help!
Question by:gta2011
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    Accepted Solution

    This should give you all the steps you need:

    Note: The ACT! 2000 database had about 14 files ... if you only have the DBF, you're missing a lot of data

    Author Comment

    I have the DBF and it looks like all the information--like name, company, address.

    I try to import as dBase and it says Unable to access specified databsed.  Unspecified error.

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    by:Mike Lazarus
    You won't have notes, histories ... even some email addresses were in a different file.

    If you only have the DBF, I'd open it in Excel and save XLS and Tab Delimited and then import that

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