Alternative to Microsoft Access

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  1. speedemonV12 macrumors 6502

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    Hi guys, I have a buddy of mine that has some databases that he wants me to take a look at. I have Access, but I do not want to have to boot into windows every time that i would like to look at the database. Is there a good alternative for this for Mac???

    thanks!
     
  2. KD7IWP macrumors 6502a

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    Maybe you could try this OBDC driver? It allows you to connect your Mac to other databases. Others will have to confirm if it does this. I believe that if you get it, you can query that access file in Excel for OSX. It costs money though.
     
  3. Osarkon macrumors 68020

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    I don't think there really is an alternative for mac, windows don't make a version for it because of what it relies on I believe. You could try running windows in parallels for access, that's what I did when I was doing a database project. Apart from that I don't think you have many options I'm afraid.
     
  4. eenu macrumors 65816

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    Filemaker pro?
     

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