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And there appears also to exist a compression utility (much like winzip) by the name of Max. It might result in files with the extension of .max. In that case you might want to try to uncompress the file(s) with the evaluation version of the program. Otherwise, I wouldn't know what it could be else than the suggestion Dave gave.
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How would you expect WebFOCUS to read a scanned drawing? It can only read data files. The only way you'll get that is to convert the image into a format that can be stored in a BLOB field, but you'll still need to have a database somewhere.
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Assuming the end-user has some application on their machine that can open the "Max" files, you could simply create a link to these files and allow the end-users PC to find the appropriate program and open them.
If you're looking to display the output of the max file in a report you will need to convert it to some other format as people have suggested.
I have generally found that the easiest way to convert formats is typically to convert something to PDF using a PDF printer:
As I mentioned before, we don't know much about the files. Now I found that these files are database files created by Maximizer. We have the backup files but do not have the application. This is a one time process and things are still evolving.
I apologize for misleading you previously. Thanks everyone for your help.
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