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Exporting Data to Text Files  

Once you have run a Query and have a table with data in it, you can export the data to a tab delimited text file (.txt) or Excel file (.xls) to Use in Other Programs. This is typically used for letter merge, spreadsheet analysis, or financial imports.

1.  On the Query window, click Export.

2.  Enter the file name, filte type, and save location.  Often there is a default file name based on the query that was run, but it can be manually edited.  The default folder is set in Data Paths window (usually OpenDentalExports).  

3.  Click Save. 

You do not have to export for the data to be accessible to other programs. Advanced users can run queries directly on the database from outside programs using ODBC or other methods.


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