Appleworks database

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by asqy, Sep 8, 2007.

  1. asqy macrumors regular

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    My father has an extensive database he has made over the years in the Microsoft works database.

    Is it possible to open that database in appleworks?
     
  2. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

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    No.

    If you can open it in Microsoft Works, you should be able to export the data as a tab- or comma- delimited text file, DBF file or SYLK file, depending on the version of Works, then import it into Appleworks as an ASCII file.

    This will get the data out, but it will lose all of the formulae, layouts, calculations, scripts, etc.

    However, Appleworks is also a deadend product, if this is important data, he should consider porting it to a current database program - Filemaker Pro being the obvious first one to consider.
     
  3. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    You might want to look at Access (PC Only) or Filemaker Pro (PC and Mac).

    Exporting a database from one database application and importing to another database application can definitely be a pain. Usually only the data moves over. The formulas, formatting and such generally does not.
     

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