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  1. #1
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    Unanswered: .dat file, can I import into Access or Excel?

    Have an .dat file, company no longer supports, how can I import into Access of Excel??

    Thanks

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    a file named *.dat can be from any company.

    Please state the company. We can only help you based on the information you can provide.
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    Exclamation

    Also.. try to look at it. Maybe with a text editor. See what the contents look like. Is it formatted text or gobbledygook?
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    .dat files importing into ACCESS/EXCEL

    The company name is FRAZIER, they are no longer supporting the product and said they couldn't add IMPORT/EXPORT utilties.

    Yes, I can view the file in a text editor, it comes up with gooblygoobly scattered text (I can visually see some of the data).

    Thanks


    Originally posted by KillaCrab
    a file named *.dat can be from any company.

    Please state the company. We can only help you based on the information you can provide.

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    Re: .dat files importing into ACCESS/EXCEL

    Originally posted by allpower
    The company name is FRAZIER, they are no longer supporting the product and said they couldn't add IMPORT/EXPORT utilties.

    Yes, I can view the file in a text editor, it comes up with gooblygoobly scattered text (I can visually see some of the data).
    Perhaps Frazier can give you more technical information about what file-format they used at that time. They probably did not "roll their own."
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  6. #6
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    What is the exact name of the company?

    as an after thought, does dat file may contain 1 table (like dbase) or many tables (like some databases)? Is the index exposed (again like Dbase) or not?

    Hope you get your solution from the company because reversing databases can be veeeeeery painful if you want zero data loss.

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