At work we are still using the extremely old version 4.10 of Cardbox Plus (DOS). Unfortunately we lost the manual years ago.
I remember that the DOS version had the same exporting function (File-write- ... ) with the possibility to select "comma delimited" text format.
Iuliana, you're almost right. The command (once you've got into Cardbox-Plus, and into the database, and on the first record of the database) is WRITE, and the key option to set is MODE=[BASIC]. That gets you the comma-delimited file.
I don't think I even remember the *names* of the programs I used 15 years ago!
Actually, it was almost 20 years ;-)
Thanks for your replies! I am going to try this tonight!
Sorry for resurrecting this topic - I have been asked to export a large Cardbox-Plus (V4.10) database to some kind of format we can re-use.
I found this thread, and comma-delimited would be fine for us. However, I can't get the WRITE option to work for me. I've followed these steps:
1. I start CARDBOX.COM, and then press F and specify the name of my database.
From what I have found through Google, I should instead get some options to set a format, and a filename etc.
Can anyone with a long memory tell me where I'm going wrong?
Cardbox-Plus is a DOS program, but we don't have any DOS computers left so I'm running it in a command window on a Windows 7 PC. Could it be that?
In Win XP this all still works - on my system a little strange slow. So, with some patiences, it all works.
Many thanks for the reply... I'm going to find an XP machine and will try it on there.
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