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Any Open-Source "Equivalent" To Access Software Avail. ?

Discussion in 'Information Technology' started by Robert11, Jul 28, 2006.

  1. Robert11

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    Hello:

    I really have no need for Access, but do have the present need to open up a
    file that was apparently created in Access, modify it, and re-save it.
    Seems like a one time thing.

    Would hate to purchase a full copy, just for this.

    Was wondering if anyone might know of any open-source " Access equivalent",
    free (or inexpensive) software that would enable me to play with this file
    some ?

    Thanks,
    Bob
     
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  3. Valentín Playá

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    Hello Robert,

    I believe there is no a free Access equivalent.

    You dont need Access to use SQL against the Access mdb using a VB
    program. If the modifications you need can be done with SQL you can
    access the db from a VB program.

    Best regards,

    Valentín Playá
    Sonotronic S.A.
    Madrid, Spain
     
  4. Pieter Wijnen

    Pieter Wijnen
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    or Word or excel or vbscript or ...

    Pieter

    "Valentín Playá" <vplayas@gmail.com> wrote in message
    news:1148304423.423252.290610@j73g2000cwa.googlegroups.com...
    Hello Robert,

    I believe there is no a free Access equivalent.

    You dont need Access to use SQL against the Access mdb using a VB
    program. If the modifications you need can be done with SQL you can
    access the db from a VB program.

    Best regards,

    Valentín Playá
    Sonotronic S.A.
    Madrid, Spain
     
  5. Robin

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    You could try the preview Beta of Office 12:

    http://www.microsoft.com/office/preview/default.mspx

    "Robert11" <rgsros@notme.com> wrote in message
    news:OMCdnU0mAJE_O-zZnZ2dnUVZ_sOdnZ2d@comcast.com...
    > Hello:
    >
    > I really have no need for Access, but do have the present need to open up
    > a file that was apparently created in Access, modify it, and re-save it.
    > Seems like a one time thing.
    >
    > Would hate to purchase a full copy, just for this.
    >
    > Was wondering if anyone might know of any open-source " Access
    > equivalent", free (or inexpensive) software that would enable me to play
    > with this file some ?
    >
    > Thanks,
    > Bob
    >
     
  6. '69 Camaro

    '69 Camaro
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    Hi, Robin.

    > You could try the preview Beta of Office 12


    Unless Bob is already participating in MS Office 12 Beta 1, then he doesn't
    have it installed on his computer and can't download a copy of it. He'll
    have to wait for Beta 2, which hasn't been released yet, but when it is,
    it's limited to a certain number of people who registered for Beta 2. If he
    hasn't already signed up for it this late in the game, then it's probably
    too late and he'd have to sign up for the next Beta -- _if_ there is a next
    Beta.

    >> Was wondering if anyone might know of any open-source " Access
    >> equivalent", free (or inexpensive) software that would enable me to play
    >> with this file some ?


    Bob, there isn't a free alternative database application that allows one to
    open an Access database "as if it were Access." However, if you just want
    to play with the data, then you can do that not only from Access, but from
    any other application or script that can manipulate Jet databases, such as
    Excel (or a VBScript if your OS supports Jet, such as Windows 2000 or XP).
    If you need to manipulate Access objects, such as forms and reports, then
    you'll need a retail copy of Access installed on your computer. If you just
    want to do data entry, but not alter the design of Access objects, then you
    may use the Access Runtime version. Some Web sites on the Internet offer
    the Access Runtime version for download, along with their MDB databases.
    Access databases are available for studying ship iceberg collisions,
    managing forests and land usage, et cetera. Perhaps you are in one of these
    categories? If so, then installing the Access Runtime allows one to open
    other MDB files for that Access version (and previous versions), too, and do
    data entry. For links to a few of these Web sites, please see the "Access
    Runtime versions" section of the following Web page:

    http://www.Access.QBuilt.com/html/links.html

    HTH.
    Gunny

    See http://www.QBuilt.com for all your database needs.
    See http://www.Access.QBuilt.com for Microsoft Access tips and tutorials.
    http://www.Access.QBuilt.com/html/expert_contributors2.html for contact
    info.


    "Robin" <robin.smallbone@btoopsinternet.com> wrote in message
    news:OZ8eH7dfGHA.1320@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    > You could try the preview Beta of Office 12:
    >
    > http://www.microsoft.com/office/preview/default.mspx
    >
    > "Robert11" <rgsros@notme.com> wrote in message
    > news:OMCdnU0mAJE_O-zZnZ2dnUVZ_sOdnZ2d@comcast.com...
    >> Hello:
    >>
    >> I really have no need for Access, but do have the present need to open up
    >> a file that was apparently created in Access, modify it, and re-save it.
    >> Seems like a one time thing.
    >>
    >> Would hate to purchase a full copy, just for this.
    >>
    >> Was wondering if anyone might know of any open-source " Access
    >> equivalent", free (or inexpensive) software that would enable me to play
    >> with this file some ?
    >>
    >> Thanks,
    >> Bob
    >>

    >
    >
     
  7. '69 Camaro

    '69 Camaro
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    > He'll have to wait for Beta 2, which hasn't been released yet, but when it
    > is, it's limited to a certain number of people who registered for Beta 2.


    I stand corrected. The Beta 2 was scheduled for release in June 2006 (last I
    heard about it), and when I checked Microsoft's preview site in the wee
    hours of the morning yesterday, it wasn't available. However, sometime
    during the day yesterday Microsoft made the Beta 2 downloads available for a
    bunch of MS Office 2007 Beta 2 products, so everyone who already registered
    can download these files right now. Beta 2 testers were limited to a
    certain number of those who pre-registered, so I have no idea if these files
    are available to others who register today, but it's worth a try for those
    interested. Please see the following Web page to sign up:

    http://www.microsoft.com/office/preview/default.mspx

    HTH.
    Gunny

    See http://www.QBuilt.com for all your database needs.
    See http://www.Access.QBuilt.com for Microsoft Access tips and tutorials.
    http://www.Access.QBuilt.com/html/expert_contributors2.html for contact
    info.


    "'69 Camaro" <ForwardZERO_SPAM.To.69Camaro@Spameater.orgZERO_SPAM> wrote in
    message news:%23yl%23Y50fGHA.1520@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
    > Hi, Robin.
    >
    >> You could try the preview Beta of Office 12

    >
    > Unless Bob is already participating in MS Office 12 Beta 1, then he
    > doesn't have it installed on his computer and can't download a copy of it.
    > He'll have to wait for Beta 2, which hasn't been released yet, but when it
    > is, it's limited to a certain number of people who registered for Beta 2.
    > If he hasn't already signed up for it this late in the game, then it's
    > probably too late and he'd have to sign up for the next Beta -- _if_ there
    > is a next Beta.
    >
    >>> Was wondering if anyone might know of any open-source " Access
    >>> equivalent", free (or inexpensive) software that would enable me to play
    >>> with this file some ?

    >
    > Bob, there isn't a free alternative database application that allows one
    > to open an Access database "as if it were Access." However, if you just
    > want to play with the data, then you can do that not only from Access, but
    > from any other application or script that can manipulate Jet databases,
    > such as Excel (or a VBScript if your OS supports Jet, such as Windows 2000
    > or XP). If you need to manipulate Access objects, such as forms and
    > reports, then you'll need a retail copy of Access installed on your
    > computer. If you just want to do data entry, but not alter the design of
    > Access objects, then you may use the Access Runtime version. Some Web
    > sites on the Internet offer the Access Runtime version for download, along
    > with their MDB databases. Access databases are available for studying ship
    > iceberg collisions, managing forests and land usage, et cetera. Perhaps
    > you are in one of these categories? If so, then installing the Access
    > Runtime allows one to open other MDB files for that Access version (and
    > previous versions), too, and do data entry. For links to a few of these
    > Web sites, please see the "Access Runtime versions" section of the
    > following Web page:
    >
    > http://www.Access.QBuilt.com/html/links.html
    >
    > HTH.
    > Gunny
    >
    > See http://www.QBuilt.com for all your database needs.
    > See http://www.Access.QBuilt.com for Microsoft Access tips and tutorials.
    > http://www.Access.QBuilt.com/html/expert_contributors2.html for contact
    > info.
    >
    >
    > "Robin" <robin.smallbone@btoopsinternet.com> wrote in message
    > news:OZ8eH7dfGHA.1320@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    >> You could try the preview Beta of Office 12:
    >>
    >> http://www.microsoft.com/office/preview/default.mspx
    >>
    >> "Robert11" <rgsros@notme.com> wrote in message
    >> news:OMCdnU0mAJE_O-zZnZ2dnUVZ_sOdnZ2d@comcast.com...
    >>> Hello:
    >>>
    >>> I really have no need for Access, but do have the present need to open
    >>> up a file that was apparently created in Access, modify it, and re-save
    >>> it.
    >>> Seems like a one time thing.
    >>>
    >>> Would hate to purchase a full copy, just for this.
    >>>
    >>> Was wondering if anyone might know of any open-source " Access
    >>> equivalent", free (or inexpensive) software that would enable me to play
    >>> with this file some ?
    >>>
    >>> Thanks,
    >>> Bob
    >>>

    >>
    >>

    >
    >
     
  8. andersir@gmail.com

    andersir@gmail.com
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    Hi..

    You should try our website - Open Source Alternative, which lists open
    source alternatives for mainly well-known commercial software - try
    http://opensourcealternative.to/access

    There are a few alternatives that all run on Windows - and that are
    very populare.

    I hope you find what you are looking for.

    best regards,
    Anders Rasmussen
    webmaster
    Open Source Alternative - www.osalt.com
     
  9. Robin

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    I was just suggesting that Bob signed up and waited for the Beta 2 release.

    Failing that, Office 2003 was made available at the time of its launch, as a
    nicely packaged time limited evaluation version - used for marketing
    purposes - I gave away hundreds of them. It might also happen for Office
    2007.


    "'69 Camaro" <ForwardZERO_SPAM.To.69Camaro@Spameater.orgZERO_SPAM> wrote in
    message news:%23oMpYB3fGHA.4080@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
    >> He'll have to wait for Beta 2, which hasn't been released yet, but when
    >> it is, it's limited to a certain number of people who registered for Beta
    >> 2.

    >
    > I stand corrected. The Beta 2 was scheduled for release in June 2006 (last
    > I heard about it), and when I checked Microsoft's preview site in the wee
    > hours of the morning yesterday, it wasn't available. However, sometime
    > during the day yesterday Microsoft made the Beta 2 downloads available for
    > a bunch of MS Office 2007 Beta 2 products, so everyone who already
    > registered can download these files right now. Beta 2 testers were
    > limited to a certain number of those who pre-registered, so I have no idea
    > if these files are available to others who register today, but it's worth
    > a try for those interested. Please see the following Web page to sign up:
    >
    > http://www.microsoft.com/office/preview/default.mspx
    >
    > HTH.
    > Gunny
    >
    > See http://www.QBuilt.com for all your database needs.
    > See http://www.Access.QBuilt.com for Microsoft Access tips and tutorials.
    > http://www.Access.QBuilt.com/html/expert_contributors2.html for contact
    > info.
    >
    >
    > "'69 Camaro" <ForwardZERO_SPAM.To.69Camaro@Spameater.orgZERO_SPAM> wrote
    > in message news:%23yl%23Y50fGHA.1520@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
    >> Hi, Robin.
    >>
    >>> You could try the preview Beta of Office 12

    >>
    >> Unless Bob is already participating in MS Office 12 Beta 1, then he
    >> doesn't have it installed on his computer and can't download a copy of
    >> it. He'll have to wait for Beta 2, which hasn't been released yet, but
    >> when it is, it's limited to a certain number of people who registered for
    >> Beta 2. If he hasn't already signed up for it this late in the game, then
    >> it's probably too late and he'd have to sign up for the next Beta -- _if_
    >> there is a next Beta.
    >>
    >>>> Was wondering if anyone might know of any open-source " Access
    >>>> equivalent", free (or inexpensive) software that would enable me to
    >>>> play with this file some ?

    >>
    >> Bob, there isn't a free alternative database application that allows one
    >> to open an Access database "as if it were Access." However, if you just
    >> want to play with the data, then you can do that not only from Access,
    >> but from any other application or script that can manipulate Jet
    >> databases, such as Excel (or a VBScript if your OS supports Jet, such as
    >> Windows 2000 or XP). If you need to manipulate Access objects, such as
    >> forms and reports, then you'll need a retail copy of Access installed on
    >> your computer. If you just want to do data entry, but not alter the
    >> design of Access objects, then you may use the Access Runtime version.
    >> Some Web sites on the Internet offer the Access Runtime version for
    >> download, along with their MDB databases. Access databases are available
    >> for studying ship iceberg collisions, managing forests and land usage, et
    >> cetera. Perhaps you are in one of these categories? If so, then
    >> installing the Access Runtime allows one to open other MDB files for that
    >> Access version (and previous versions), too, and do data entry. For
    >> links to a few of these Web sites, please see the "Access Runtime
    >> versions" section of the following Web page:
    >>
    >> http://www.Access.QBuilt.com/html/links.html
    >>
    >> HTH.
    >> Gunny
    >>
    >> See http://www.QBuilt.com for all your database needs.
    >> See http://www.Access.QBuilt.com for Microsoft Access tips and tutorials.
    >> http://www.Access.QBuilt.com/html/expert_contributors2.html for contact
    >> info.
    >>
    >>
    >> "Robin" <robin.smallbone@btoopsinternet.com> wrote in message
    >> news:OZ8eH7dfGHA.1320@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    >>> You could try the preview Beta of Office 12:
    >>>
    >>> http://www.microsoft.com/office/preview/default.mspx
    >>>
    >>> "Robert11" <rgsros@notme.com> wrote in message
    >>> news:OMCdnU0mAJE_O-zZnZ2dnUVZ_sOdnZ2d@comcast.com...
    >>>> Hello:
    >>>>
    >>>> I really have no need for Access, but do have the present need to open
    >>>> up a file that was apparently created in Access, modify it, and re-save
    >>>> it.
    >>>> Seems like a one time thing.
    >>>>
    >>>> Would hate to purchase a full copy, just for this.
    >>>>
    >>>> Was wondering if anyone might know of any open-source " Access
    >>>> equivalent", free (or inexpensive) software that would enable me to
    >>>> play with this file some ?
    >>>>
    >>>> Thanks,
    >>>> Bob
    >>>>
    >>>
    >>>

    >>
    >>

    >
    >
     
  10. '69 Camaro

    '69 Camaro
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    Hi, Robin.

    >I was just suggesting that Bob signed up and waited for the Beta 2 release.


    Good thing you did, because Microsoft appears to have moved up the schedule
    for the MS Office Beta 2 release so that three products were released
    yesterday to coincide with WinHEC 2006.

    > Failing that, Office 2003 was made available at the time of its launch, as
    > a nicely packaged time limited evaluation version - used for marketing
    > purposes - I gave away hundreds of them. It might also happen for Office
    > 2007.


    Cool! I suppose we may have to wait till January 2007 though, when the
    consumer version of MS Office is scheduled to be released. Thanks for the
    info.

    HTH.
    Gunny

    See http://www.QBuilt.com for all your database needs.
    See http://www.Access.QBuilt.com for Microsoft Access tips and tutorials.
    http://www.Access.QBuilt.com/html/expert_contributors2.html for contact
    info.


    "Robin" <robin.smallbone@btoopsinternet.com> wrote in message
    news:%23a9H2r3fGHA.1456@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    >I was just suggesting that Bob signed up and waited for the Beta 2 release.
    >
    > Failing that, Office 2003 was made available at the time of its launch, as
    > a nicely packaged time limited evaluation version - used for marketing
    > purposes - I gave away hundreds of them. It might also happen for Office
    > 2007.
    >
    >
    > "'69 Camaro" <ForwardZERO_SPAM.To.69Camaro@Spameater.orgZERO_SPAM> wrote
    > in message news:%23oMpYB3fGHA.4080@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
    >>> He'll have to wait for Beta 2, which hasn't been released yet, but when
    >>> it is, it's limited to a certain number of people who registered for
    >>> Beta 2.

    >>
    >> I stand corrected. The Beta 2 was scheduled for release in June 2006
    >> (last I heard about it), and when I checked Microsoft's preview site in
    >> the wee hours of the morning yesterday, it wasn't available. However,
    >> sometime during the day yesterday Microsoft made the Beta 2 downloads
    >> available for a bunch of MS Office 2007 Beta 2 products, so everyone who
    >> already registered can download these files right now. Beta 2 testers
    >> were limited to a certain number of those who pre-registered, so I have
    >> no idea if these files are available to others who register today, but
    >> it's worth a try for those interested. Please see the following Web page
    >> to sign up:
    >>
    >> http://www.microsoft.com/office/preview/default.mspx
    >>
    >> HTH.
    >> Gunny
    >>
    >> See http://www.QBuilt.com for all your database needs.
    >> See http://www.Access.QBuilt.com for Microsoft Access tips and tutorials.
    >> http://www.Access.QBuilt.com/html/expert_contributors2.html for contact
    >> info.
    >>
    >>
    >> "'69 Camaro" <ForwardZERO_SPAM.To.69Camaro@Spameater.orgZERO_SPAM> wrote
    >> in message news:%23yl%23Y50fGHA.1520@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
    >>> Hi, Robin.
    >>>
    >>>> You could try the preview Beta of Office 12
    >>>
    >>> Unless Bob is already participating in MS Office 12 Beta 1, then he
    >>> doesn't have it installed on his computer and can't download a copy of
    >>> it. He'll have to wait for Beta 2, which hasn't been released yet, but
    >>> when it is, it's limited to a certain number of people who registered
    >>> for Beta 2. If he hasn't already signed up for it this late in the game,
    >>> then it's probably too late and he'd have to sign up for the next
    >>> Beta -- _if_ there is a next Beta.
    >>>
    >>>>> Was wondering if anyone might know of any open-source " Access
    >>>>> equivalent", free (or inexpensive) software that would enable me to
    >>>>> play with this file some ?
    >>>
    >>> Bob, there isn't a free alternative database application that allows one
    >>> to open an Access database "as if it were Access." However, if you just
    >>> want to play with the data, then you can do that not only from Access,
    >>> but from any other application or script that can manipulate Jet
    >>> databases, such as Excel (or a VBScript if your OS supports Jet, such as
    >>> Windows 2000 or XP). If you need to manipulate Access objects, such as
    >>> forms and reports, then you'll need a retail copy of Access installed on
    >>> your computer. If you just want to do data entry, but not alter the
    >>> design of Access objects, then you may use the Access Runtime version.
    >>> Some Web sites on the Internet offer the Access Runtime version for
    >>> download, along with their MDB databases. Access databases are available
    >>> for studying ship iceberg collisions, managing forests and land usage,
    >>> et cetera. Perhaps you are in one of these categories? If so, then
    >>> installing the Access Runtime allows one to open other MDB files for
    >>> that Access version (and previous versions), too, and do data entry.
    >>> For links to a few of these Web sites, please see the "Access Runtime
    >>> versions" section of the following Web page:
    >>>
    >>> http://www.Access.QBuilt.com/html/links.html
    >>>
    >>> HTH.
    >>> Gunny
    >>>
    >>> See http://www.QBuilt.com for all your database needs.
    >>> See http://www.Access.QBuilt.com for Microsoft Access tips and
    >>> tutorials.
    >>> http://www.Access.QBuilt.com/html/expert_contributors2.html for contact
    >>> info.
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> "Robin" <robin.smallbone@btoopsinternet.com> wrote in message
    >>> news:OZ8eH7dfGHA.1320@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    >>>> You could try the preview Beta of Office 12:
    >>>>
    >>>> http://www.microsoft.com/office/preview/default.mspx
    >>>>
    >>>> "Robert11" <rgsros@notme.com> wrote in message
    >>>> news:OMCdnU0mAJE_O-zZnZ2dnUVZ_sOdnZ2d@comcast.com...
    >>>>> Hello:
    >>>>>
    >>>>> I really have no need for Access, but do have the present need to open
    >>>>> up a file that was apparently created in Access, modify it, and
    >>>>> re-save it.
    >>>>> Seems like a one time thing.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Would hate to purchase a full copy, just for this.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Was wondering if anyone might know of any open-source " Access
    >>>>> equivalent", free (or inexpensive) software that would enable me to
    >>>>> play with this file some ?
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Thanks,
    >>>>> Bob
    >>>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>
    >>>

    >>
    >>

    >
    >
     

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