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Article #48 (419 is last): Newsgroups: freenet.sci.comp.atari.questions From: ad336 Subject: ATARI FILES TO IBM?????? Date: Sun Jul 30 09:04:08 1989 I HAVE A LARGE DATABASE IN SYNFILE. APPROXIMATELY 2300 RECORDS. IS THERE A WAY TO TRANSFER THESE TO AN IBM DATABASE???? IF I HAD THREE GUESSES THEY WOULD BE: SAVE THEM TO A DIF FILE AND TRANSFER THEM VIA MODEM. SONNNUNDS GOOD BUT I AM NOT SURE HOW TO MAKE THE CONNECTION. PRINT ALL THE RECORDS OUT IN HARDCOPY AND REENTER THEM INTO MY IBM DATABASE BY HAND. YCCCCH......... SAVE THEM ALL TO A GENERIC FILE AND SEND THEM TO AN ON-LINE FILE SUCH AS MY FREENET OR COMPUSERVE E-MAIL AND READ THE FILE BACK FROM THE IBM. I AM NOT SURE IF THAT WORKS EITHER. IS THERE A SOLUTION??? THANKS.....DAN ** Answered by DOUG WOKOUN (aa384) on Sat Sep 24 14:20:41 1988 ** First you must make sure that your IBM database will handle the Atari data files. A null modem will allow you to transfer the files between the computers, but you must have an Atari 850 or a P:R: connector to hook up the Atari to an RS-232 cable. You could just find someone with a modem, send them the file and have them send it back to you using the IBM. Also, you could upload it to a system, but if it's something you don't want people reading, that wouldn't be a good idea. Some BBS have a file mail option and you might be able to mail it to yourself also. If you know somebody with a modem, it's easy to send it to them and have them send it back. The other ways are a little more difficult.