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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.


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