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    Unanswered: Early 90's Databases

    I'm not sure if I am in the right forum to ask this question but at my old office, we had a database that was built in the early 90's and was not compatible with any of the office suite to create reports etc.

    Does anyone have any idea what kind of database it might have been?

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    paradox, foxpro, lotus approach, dbase, clipper, btrieve...
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    VSAM, BDAM, DB2 Os/360 2.3
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    C-Tree, Btrieve, MUMPS, SmallTalk, Lotus Notes, Clarion, VOOM, MRRS, Harpoon, Slythe, Ansa, Vulcan, Whatsit.... The list is positively huge. There are quite possibly thousands of choices.

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    Mention the operating system file name associated with that database... easy way to find the source.
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    reed and papyrus, stone tablets....
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    satya, if he could remember the filename (or, more precisely, the file extension), then he prolly wouldn't need to ask
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    Thats true but to cut down the problem it is only the way out
    Quote Originally Posted by r937
    satya, if he could remember the filename (or, more precisely, the file extension), then he prolly wouldn't need to ask
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    Quote Originally Posted by Satya
    Thats true but to cut down the problem it is only the way out
    Good point, but with only one post and no participation at all, I don't think we'll hear much more from them... I'm often too willing to help people, but I get the feeling that this was a "one time shot" where a message was posted and we'll never hear from ScouserJay again.

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