[ILUG] Need Access mdb Converted
Niall O Broin
niall at linux.ie
Mon Jun 6 17:50:44 IST 2005
On 5 Jun 2005, at 10:34, kae verens wrote:
>> Theres a database utility I would like, but it needs MS stuff.
>> I want to use this with FirebirdSQL, or compatible format.
>> Anybody here have MSA 97\2000?
> Open Office 2 beta can read .mdb files.
> open the application, then tell it to create a new database. follow the
> you should be able to export it to something useful then.
I very much doubt that this will produce any useful result. Despite
Access being called a database, it's really NOT - it's an application
development tool, which has an integrated database. It has a form
builder, and a scripting language, and a report generator, and various
OO2 may well be able to read .mdb files but I imagine the chances of
its being able to port an access application, such as this
poser-database, into its own format with no problems are somewhere
between slim and very slim.
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