Any Mac Apps that can Open MS Access files?

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  1. Preacher85 macrumors member

    Preacher85

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    As the title suggests. I am looking for apps that run natively in OS X that can open, create, and edit MS Access files. A class I am taking requires usage of Access, and I am tired of spending hours in the computer lab using a PC. I would prefer not to use VPC. If there aren't any apps, I guess I will continue to use the lab.

    Thanks in advance to any advice you can give me.
     
  2. tdhurst macrumors 68040

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    Nope...

    If there was one...everyone would already know about it. Access is a closed source, incompatible-with-everything-and-anything-else type of program.
     
  3. Cooknn macrumors 68020

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    Send the Microsoft Mac team and e-mail requesting Access for OS X. I did! mactopia@microsoft.com. It can't hurt :eek:
     
  4. ahunter3 macrumors 6502

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    And petition your instructor to switch to FileMaker Pro while you're at it. In addition to being cross-platform (unlike Access) and a lot more user-friendly, it's a far better database application for a multi-user / networked environment.

    Access is a toy.
     
  5. JegTDOT macrumors newbie

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    can you use this program to open access documents?
     
  6. tdhurst macrumors 68040

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    Export...

    Can't you export access documents as tab delimited and then toss them into filemaker?
     
  7. plinden macrumors 68040

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    The OpenOffice component Base supports Access databases. I don't know how good it is though, and you'll need to install X11 for OO2.
     
  8. nadyne macrumors 6502a

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    A better mechanism for contacting the Macintosh Business Unit is through our product feedback page.

    Regards,
    Nadyne.

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    Nadyne Mielke | user experience researcher
    Microsoft Corporation | Macintosh Business Unit
     
  9. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

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    Umm, yes, but that's like saying you can extract the text from an Illustrator or Quark layout and open it in TextEdit...

    You lose all the scripts, relationships, formats, layouts, everything. You would have to completely rebuild the business rules and formatting in Filemaker.

    At any rate, totally not what the OP is looking for.
     

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