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Microsoft Access Equivalent (Or How to open Microsoft Access files on a Mac)

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Basically, I have a database file made in Microsoft Access, and I was wondering if there was any way I could open this to edit (or even just view it) on my Mac?

 

Thanks in advance.

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Use Filemaker Pro.

Check out this source for migrating from Access to Filemaker.

http://www.dotcomsolutionsinc.net/support/...n_Procedure.pdf

 

If you've never used Filemaker, you'll love it. Simple and powerful - the way all software should be!

 

The difference is that Filemaker Pro is not even inexpensive and my ideas (if they work) are free. I'm not sure but I believe I bought Parallels, XP and MS Access within the range of Filemaker.

 

Bento (the personal version of filemaker) might work.

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Thanks for your responses.

 

Neither OpenOffice nor NeoOffice seem to open the file properly - they just open the file in Writer, and it makes no sense whatsoever.

 

Bento doesn't seem to work on my Mac (being 10.4), and the converting thing doesn't seem to work properly anyway for me!

 

But thanks for the help!

 

Any other ideas? Online software/converter maybe?

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The thing is, a database isn't really a single file. It's usually some tables, queries and reports.

 

Any idea what the database is (personal finances, football stats, car specs, etc)?

 

If it's not too personal and you wanted to upload it to someplace I could fetch it, I'd be willing to convert the components into text files that you could manipulate with a spreadsheet.

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Thank you so much for your kind offer!

 

The database file is an assignment - it's not real data and I don't know how much sense the whole thing makes, but even so, I'd like to be able to open/fix it on my mac. There's not very much data in it - just about 6 tables or so I think...perhaps a form but I'm not really bothered about that!

 

The link is:

 

http://www.fileqube.com/file/IDPoEUV160634

 

Thanks again!

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Thanks so much for getting the tables out of the database for me!!

 

Problem sorted!

 

Many thanks :)

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