Replacement for Microsoft Access?

lacrossegoalie4

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Oct 18, 2004
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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!
 

superbovine

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Nov 7, 2003
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lacrossegoalie4 said:
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!
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...
 

mkrishnan

Moderator emeritus
Jan 9, 2004
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Grand Rapids, MI, USA
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.