Introduction to Exports in Books by HansaWorld

The 'Exports' function allows you to export certain information from your Books by HansaWorld database to tab-delimited text files from where you can incorporate it in word processing programs for mailmerge, in spreadsheets for further statistical analysis or in page make-up programs for incorporation in publicity material or published reports. In many cases, you can also import the information into other Books by HansaWorld databases or Companies using the 'Automatic' and 'Manual file search' import functions in the System module. Remember that you can also print reports to disk, so most of the information that is stored in Books by HansaWorld is available to other applications via the medium of the text file.

Click the [Routines] button in the Master Control panel. A list of routines appears:

Click the [Exports] button in the list of routines to open the list of Export functions. You can also use the ⌘-E (Mac OS X) or Ctrl-E (Windows) keyboard shortcut to open this list, whose contents will vary with the selected module.

Double-click the item in the list that you need. A specification window will then appear, where you can decide the contents of the export file. Click [Run] again and a 'Save File' dialog box will appear, where you can name the file and determine where it is to be saved.

By default, text files exported from a Books by HansaWorld database will contain Unicode characters. You can change this by specifying a Default Export Codepage in the