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    Default Excel reading Alpha Dbf files

    Is there a way of Excel reading Alpha5 dbf files? I need to use the refresh button in Excel to refresh the data from the alpha dbf files.
    Last edited by Kerry Jackson; 12-24-2017 at 02:47 PM.

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    Default Re: Excel reading Alpha Dbf files

    Excel 2003 and earlier could open and save dbf files natively. That was removed in later versions. The only options I know currently are to export the dbf to Excel or csv and open the result in Excel.
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    Default Re: Excel reading Alpha Dbf files

    Can I used MSSQL or MySQL to read from Excel and use the refresh button in Excel? Could I use passive or active link tables?

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    Default Re: Excel reading Alpha Dbf files

    Access 2016 has built in support for DBase files(Office 365 subscribers) and Excel works well with Access.

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