ACCESS 2003 on Mac OS X

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Shahbaz, Mar 6, 2007.

  1. Shahbaz macrumors newbie

    Mar 6, 2007
    San Diego, CA
    I am thinking of switching to Mac from my PC. I need to know if there is a way to run Access 2003 on the Mac ? I have a database application in Access 2003 that I need to run on the Mac. If anyone has done this or knows how to, I would greatly appreciate your help.

    Thanks in advance to all for their input.
  2. plinden macrumors 68040


    Apr 8, 2004
    OpenOffice's Base application claims support for Access dbs, but I don't know how useful that is.

    Since OpenOffice is crossplatform, you could install it on your PC and see how it goes before making any decisions.

    Otherwise, the only way to use Access is to install Windows either dual boot or in Parallels.
  3. CanadaRAM macrumors G5


    Oct 11, 2004
    On the Left Coast - Victoria BC Canada
    Buy an Intel Mac, run Windows under Parallels or Bootcamp

    I have never seen a successful Access clone -- Access runs on Windows underlying Jet database engine, which is proprietary. There's a big difference between being able to import the Access DB files, and actually running access.
  4. seniorstinky macrumors regular

    Feb 22, 2007
    Phoenix, AZ
    I second that recommendation.
  5. phuong macrumors 6502a

    Aug 16, 2006
    Parallels can't run on PPC?
  6. besler3035 macrumors 6502a

    Oct 29, 2004
    Grand Rapids, MI
    Nope. Parallels is Intel Mac only. For PPC, you can use Microsoft's Virtual PC.

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