Subject Re: How to Import/Export Excel Files
From Ken Mayer <>
Date Tue, 14 Mar 2023 21:34:45 -0700
Newsgroups dbase.getting-started

On 3/14/2023 3:45 PM, James Lavery wrote:
> New dBASE5 user.
> Win 8.1, x64 Processor/OS, 4 GB RAM, >200GB free storage, Excel 2016.
> Got my dbDOSv running.. Yay!
> Need help: How to Import Excel spreadsheets from dBase5, for the purpose of extracting the data.
> Back in the day I did this with dBase II, but it has been a loong time...
> Your help is greatly appreciated.

I responded to a question about this in another thread. In Excel save
the file as .CSV and then write some code to read it in ... as a .CSV
file is pure text, dBASE 5 can read it use the file functions built into

The other option is to use DBFImport from dBase, LLC. It's a software
package that you would need to purchase, but it should be able to do the
job for you.


*Ken Mayer*
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