can import Alpha database files directly
into Access. You do not need to export
from Alpha first. Here are the instructions
for importing Alpha Four or Alpha Five
data into Access.
users of Alpha Four and Alpha Five Version 1:
What A4 and A5V1 call a "database", that is a single .DBF file, is
called a "table" in Access. In Access (and A5V2 and higher), a "database" is
a new entity that contains all the tables for a particular application. This
tip uses Access terminology.
Microsoft Access. Open a database or create
new one to hold the imported Alpha data.
the Access menu,
select File, Get
External Data, Import.
the Import dialog box, look under Files of Type.
Depending on your version of Alpha, Alpha uses
the dBASE III or FoxPro file format. If you are
using A4 or A5V1, select dBASE III. If you are
using A5V2 or higher, select FoxPro.
If you do
not see dBASE III or FoxPro on the list of file
types, you will need to re-run the Microsoft Office
Setup. Select Add/Remove, Data Access, Database
Drivers. Check off "dBase and Microsoft FoxPro
the Alpha table you wish to import. Click Import.
steps 2 through 4 if you wish to import additional