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PPurves

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Hi, I have Office 2003 and need to convert some old wdb databases to Access. I do not have a working copy of Works and understand it is discontinued. Please advise. Thanks
 

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PPurves, welcome to the Forum.
Have you tried Importing the Data in to Access?
 

PPurves

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Thanks, it could be very helpful. I cannot open the .wdb files to save as Access files. I am a bit of a duffer, but it looks as if you have to open them to do this, yes?
 

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It doesn't look as if Access can import directly from an MA Works database.
That leaves you with a few options.
1. find someone with MS Works on their computer to open the file and save it as a CSV file, a library perhaps.
2. Use a "Converter" program to convert it to an Excel file, it may not do the conversion 100% accurately.
3, See if you can Download MS Works from Microsoft on a trial basis, just to convert the fiel.
 
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