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Last Modified: 2015-05-13
have a serious problem - that's endangering a project of mine -
I have to mine out the data of the attached file (and many others like 'em)

the file is a TURBO PASCAL file (version 7 "I BELIEVE") and I'm wondering if anybody can tell me how go get it to a ".csv", ACSII text, or anything I can read - and no I don 't have any table layouts and the original PROGRAMMER did not work out

If I can see the data I believe I can figure out the layout and then get them to a .mdb  or something that my new code can read
I will rename the file to a .txt so I can upload.
 the file is a ".dat" originally
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