You can always automate things! You just need to create a Windows Service application, that will run the scheduled task. When it runs, you can just connect to the paradox database using ADO.NET and extract the data directly. Check my previous answers: http://searchvb.techtarget.com/vsnetATEAnswers/0,293820,sid8_gci951954_tax293673,00.html and http://searchvb.techtarget.com/vsnetATEAnswers/0,293820,sid8_gci996548_tax293673,00.html.
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