Replacement for Microsoft Access?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by lacrossegoalie4, Jul 23, 2005.

  1. lacrossegoalie4 macrumors member

    Joined:
    Oct 18, 2004
    Location:
    Missouri and Chicago
    #1
    Hi, I recently made the switch to Apple (insert applause here).

    I have an Microsoft Access database that I used to use on my PC -- do you have any easy suggestions for using this data on the Apple? I've thought of doing virtual PC, but I'd rather find a speedier, less effort-intensive solution. I'd be open to any ideas involving data conversion, applications, etc. The main goal is just to use existing data instead of typing it all in again.

    Thanks!
     
  2. superbovine macrumors 68030

    superbovine

    Joined:
    Nov 7, 2003
    #2
    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=47259&highlight=conversion+access+database

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=93784&highlight=conversion+access+database

    You can search the forums for the rest of the threads...
     
  3. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

    mkrishnan

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2004
    Location:
    Grand Rapids, MI, USA
    #3
    Hi!

    As for applications that have some of the graphical structure of Access, you might look at Filemaker Pro, but I don't know about simple migration paths.

    The other option is that data can definitely be extracted from an Access db into MySQL, and you can use MySQL on a Mac, including one of the front end packages, to view and manipulate it. That will definitely *not* let you get the forms and reports kinds of graphical stuff Access does. But at the very least, a MySQL db could be an intermediary to get your data into almost anything, Filemaker included.
     
  4. lacrossegoalie4 thread starter macrumors member

    Joined:
    Oct 18, 2004
    Location:
    Missouri and Chicago

Share This Page