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Converting Maximer to Access

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Greetings to all members,

One of my colleagues at work is running an old version of Maximizer
Contact Manager (actually it is version 97).

Lately we have been debating the feasibility of exporting all the data
to an Access database and move on from there. Management has decided
not to further upgrade the Maximizer software product hence the
importance of retrieving the data stored in Maximizer.

Has anyone in this newsgroup been successful in such a venture. Care
to enlighten me on how to proceed with transferring the data?

Thanks in advance

Sylvie
Nov 12 '05 #1
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On 7 Jan 2004 04:13:35 -0800, sd*****@openface.ca (SilviBeOS) wrote:

As with ANY data that Access cannot natively import: export the data
to a mutually agreeable intermediate format, for example CSV, or
Excel.
If Maximizer has no export features, you have a problem.
If it supports Automation, a good programmer can help you extract the
data.

-Tom.
Greetings to all members,

One of my colleagues at work is running an old version of Maximizer
Contact Manager (actually it is version 97).

Lately we have been debating the feasibility of exporting all the data
to an Access database and move on from there. Management has decided
not to further upgrade the Maximizer software product hence the
importance of retrieving the data stored in Maximizer.

Has anyone in this newsgroup been successful in such a venture. Care
to enlighten me on how to proceed with transferring the data?

Thanks in advance

Sylvie


Nov 12 '05 #2

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sd*****@openface.ca (SilviBeOS) wrote in
<53**************************@posting.google.com >:
One of my colleagues at work is running an old version of
Maximizer Contact Manager (actually it is version 97).

Lately we have been debating the feasibility of exporting all the
data to an Access database and move on from there. Management has
decided not to further upgrade the Maximizer software product
hence the importance of retrieving the data stored in Maximizer.

Has anyone in this newsgroup been successful in such a venture.
Care to enlighten me on how to proceed with transferring the data?


You might want to find out if the Maximizer ODBC drivers will work
with the older version. See:

http://www.maximizer.com/solutions/m...omization.html

for a developers kit that includes the ODBC tools.

But it may be simpler to just do an export from Maximizer to a
format that Access can import. I don't know if Maximizer is a flat
structure or not. ACT! used a relatively flat structure, but also
had many additional tables (stored in DBF format). It was possible
with ACT! to use the DBF files directly (read-only), but through
the ACT! automation interface you got better access to more of the
data structure, and write access as well.

But none of that may be worth it for just getting the data out of
Maximizer, so if the export option is sufficient, I wouldn't muck
around with anything more complicated.

--
David W. Fenton http://www.bway.net/~dfenton
dfenton at bway dot net http://www.bway.net/~dfassoc
Nov 12 '05 #3

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