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How can I move an existing Alpha Five V7 database into Access?
 

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Last updated January 25, 2020 Views 766 Applies to:

Export your tables to Excel and then you can easily enough import them into MS Access.  As far as everything else is concerned (forms, reports,...) you have to recreate them all from scratch.  There is no way to import them.

That said, normally, even their table structure are not necessarily the best setup for MS Access.  So I'd probably create my own normalized table structure and then use the imported data to populate my tables.

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Daniel Pineault
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Thanks but a bit of my problem is figuring out how to export to Excel. I have A5V7 and it doesn't appear to support that.

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Perhaps this could help http://www.learnalpha.com/Export/Export.htm

http://wiki.alphasoftware.com/Quick+Export+to+Excel+-+Action+Scripting

http://wiki.alphasoftware.com/Export+Operations

 

But aren't your dbs *.dbf, if so then you can directly read them in Access.           

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The last I recall, Alpha 5 used the DBF format, so you should be able to import using that format. 
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