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Author Topic: Is it possible to open mdb file same as in access?  (Read 3023 times)

JACOBKELL

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Is it possible to open mdb file same as in access?
« on: October 03, 2006, 09:33:09 AM »
I wonder,is there any program which can open mdb file as access.I ask that beacuse in access you can make very easily functional programs but the problem is you need to have access for open it.So is it possible to open it and will it look like in access with some program?

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Re: Is it possible to open mdb file same as in access?
« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2006, 09:56:20 AM »
Hello,

I wonder,is there any program which can open mdb file as access.I ask that beacuse in access you can make very easily functional programs but the problem is you need to have access for open it.So is it possible to open it and will it look like in access with some program?

With ODBC drivers you can get connected to any common Microsoft DBMS systems or pseudo ones ( XLS, MDB ).
But those kinda 'databases' are just beeing able to be used as databases, the UI things won't be accessible because an MDB or an XLS are basically more or less databases, but you can order them to add sheets or alike, but if you want to use them, you really have to reinvent the UI wheel for those files...
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Re: Is it possible to open mdb file same as in access?
« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2006, 09:58:03 AM »
I dont know of any "wrapper" programs that allow you to use an .mdb stand alone. But as long as the machine has MDAC components installed, you can use a program called MDB View to open access files, without having to have access.

 http://www.softpedia...Utils/MDB-View.shtml

But as Gerome said, its purely for reading the database, not going to have the full UI experiance.
« Last Edit: October 03, 2006, 10:00:04 AM by mukestar »