What to use to read AND edit MS Access database files?

drlancet

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Jun 7, 2015
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Hello,

I'm new to the forum, and was wondering of one of you experienced people could give me some advice.

For a future project i need to work in a MS Access database file. The owner created it on his windows pc and will have to access it later on again.

I need to find a program for Mac to read AND edit the database.

Do you guys have some advices which program is best suitable?
(i preferably do not run windows on my Mac).

I found this in the Apple Store;

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/accdb-mdb-database-pro/id959467315?mt=12
ACCDB MDB Database Pro
By John Li

But before purchasing it, i wonder if you have experience with this program, wether it works well, or if there are better/cheaper alternatives?

Thanks for you time and advice!

Mark
 

drlancet

macrumors newbie
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Jun 7, 2015
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Netherlands
Thanks for your suggestion, but both programs are not able to open any .accdb files.

Any other suggestions, or experiences with the paid program i mentioned?
 

diesel

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I know you said you don't want to run windows but if your project is important or work related and you can't afford any "compatibility" issues, I suggest you just run windows vm and install the real access. You never know if any non access program out there will do something unexpected.
 
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AlliFlowers

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Once a year I find myself managing a large Access database. I have a cheap netbook that I break out just for the occasion. There just is nothing comparable for Mac, and for whatever reason it's still not included in Office for Mac.
 
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