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Open/Convert Works Database .wdb file in Access

Discussion in 'Information Technology' started by Chris B, Jul 28, 2006.

  1. Chris B

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    I am running Windows XP Professional. I am running MS Works Version 7 and
    MS Access 2003. I need to open or convert and use fully a Works Database
    file .wdb in MS Access. Any ideas? Thanks very much.



    Chris
     
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  3. Joseph Meehan

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    Chris B wrote:
    > I am running Windows XP Professional. I am running MS Works Version
    > 7 and MS Access 2003. I need to open or convert and use fully a
    > Works Database file .wdb in MS Access. Any ideas? Thanks very much.
    >
    >
    >
    > Chris


    I believe you must export the file from Works to a format that Access
    can read.


    --
    Joseph Meehan

    Dia duit
     
  4. Chris B

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    Thanks. Please tell me what that would be. I have tried .dbf IV and it
    doesn't carry the table with it.


    "Joseph Meehan" <sligojoe_Spamno@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:vK_ag.34638$mh.10461@tornado.ohiordc.rr.com...
    > Chris B wrote:
    >> I am running Windows XP Professional. I am running MS Works Version
    >> 7 and MS Access 2003. I need to open or convert and use fully a
    >> Works Database file .wdb in MS Access. Any ideas? Thanks very much.
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> Chris

    >
    > I believe you must export the file from Works to a format that Access
    > can read.
    >
    >
    > --
    > Joseph Meehan
    >
    > Dia duit
    >
     
  5. Douglas J Steele

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    I would have expected the dBase format to work. What do you mean by "doesn't
    carry the table with it"?

    You could try exporting to comma-delimited (.csv): at least that way you can
    look at what's in the file.

    --
    Doug Steele, Microsoft Access MVP
    http://I.Am/DougSteele
    (no e-mails, please!)


    "Chris B" <unknown@unknown.net> wrote in message
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    > Thanks. Please tell me what that would be. I have tried .dbf IV and it
    > doesn't carry the table with it.
    >
    >
    > "Joseph Meehan" <sligojoe_Spamno@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    > news:vK_ag.34638$mh.10461@tornado.ohiordc.rr.com...
    > > Chris B wrote:
    > >> I am running Windows XP Professional. I am running MS Works Version
    > >> 7 and MS Access 2003. I need to open or convert and use fully a
    > >> Works Database file .wdb in MS Access. Any ideas? Thanks very much.
    > >>
    > >>
    > >>
    > >> Chris

    > >
    > > I believe you must export the file from Works to a format that Access
    > > can read.
    > >
    > >
    > > --
    > > Joseph Meehan
    > >
    > > Dia duit
    > >

    >
    >
     
  6. Michael H

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    Chris,

    I was actually asked to do something like this yesterday, and discovered the
    following link:
    How to Import a Works for Windows Database to MS Access
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/93429/en-us

    I ended up not using the information due to the fact that there turned out
    to be such a small amount of data in the Works DB, it only took a few minutes
    to enter it manually. But maybe you will find the info somewhat useful.

    -Michael

    "Chris B" wrote:

    > I am running Windows XP Professional. I am running MS Works Version 7 and
    > MS Access 2003. I need to open or convert and use fully a Works Database
    > file .wdb in MS Access. Any ideas? Thanks very much.
    >
    >
    >
    > Chris
    >
    >
    >
     
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