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Retrieve data from Exact 7.1 for DOS with CR 8?!

Retrieve data from Exact 7.1 for DOS with CR 8?!

Retrieve data from Exact 7.1 for DOS with CR 8?!


Since today I am working with Exact 7.1 for DOS. They want me to make some reports. In Exact 7.1 there is a report builder, but it is DOS-based
So now my question is: Can I use CR-8 to create reports from a DOS-program?

With thanx in advance,

Thijs Kromhout
The Netherlands.

RE: Retrieve data from Exact 7.1 for DOS with CR 8?!

I have never heard of Exact, but CR can only  read a few DOS based or non-ODBC systems:

Btrieve (DDF files)
Xbase (DBF files)
MS Access (MDB Files)
Paradox (DB files)

I assume that Exact is not ODBC compliant; CR can read any ODBC compliant data.

Ken Hamady
On-site custom Crystal Reports Training and Consulting.
Quick Reference Guide to using Crystal in VB.

RE: Retrieve data from Exact 7.1 for DOS with CR 8?!

It is possible to access Exact with CR. The only problem is that (as far as I know) you will have to buy this from Exact. I have never tried it with a version NOT bought at exact, maybe it is possible.

I am looking for a way to access the Exact database with ODBC. There is 1 company (I do not remember its name) wich created a tool to access Exact with ODBC..... But I will have to buy it. Because I am Dutch, I am looking for a way to get this tool for free

Kind regards,
Willem van Lochem

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