Ancient Q & A database help ?


Old 03-16-02, 07:04 AM
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Ancient Q & A database help ?

I setup my Travel Agency database on Symantecs Q & A 3.0 a DOS based product ten years ago.

I have tried importing into Access and have not succeeded. Many Access based pograms will import easily from the newer Windows based versions Q & A 4.0 & 5.0.

Any ideas or does anyone want to sell Q&A 4.0 or 5.0 ?

Thanks Gary
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Old 03-20-02, 08:40 PM
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Looks like that product is gone. Went to Synamtec's web site and the only thing I could find were old help files. Other ways to go.
*See if Q&A 3 will export to another file format like dbase that Access can read.
*Try an older version of Access.
*Try Star Office from Sun Microsystems (at least its free)
*Try File Maker Pro
Old 03-20-02, 10:18 PM
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These people may be able to help:

Locating old DOS software:
My bother lives near silicon valley in Ca. The following is one of "the places" to go to locate old DOS software, in the box or otherwise. This is one of the greatest computer junk stores that I have seen. It's huge! It's colossal, it's weirdstuff!
Old 03-23-02, 06:34 PM
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My Q&A days were a long time ago, but I can offer a few suggestions. When I had a DB crash, I would export the entire DB as comma delimited and re-import it to get it un-hung. Have you tried exporting it as a comma deliminated ASCII file first (say, to My Documents), and then trying to import it into Access?

Since Q&A is a flat file database, I am sure that a lot of your forms will be skittered, but it may work. Otherwise, I seriously doubt you will be able to find a more recent version than the one you have.

Good luck, at any rate!
Old 03-23-02, 08:06 PM
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Excel and Access

You might try exporting into Excel, and then importing the Excel file into Access. I have seen that work before when Access would not accept directly.

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