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Is it possible to access MS Access Databases through a Linux base

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

  1. djbelgard

    djbelgard
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    We are re-designing an existing database that uses MS Access but some of the
    future users will have to have full access to the databases using Linux
    based OS and database program.

    They will have to be able to make changes update etc. If this possible any
    thoughts and recommendations on which Linux based program to use. If this
    part is possible I will have a question on the graphical front end we now
    use.
    Thanks
    Dave Belgard
     
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  3. Pieter Wijnen

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    Either move the data to Oracle / MySQL & make a new App
    or access it via terminal server

    Pieter

    "djbelgard" <djbelgard@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:1DB790F2-B16E-4DA9-875E-A675AA385521@microsoft.com...
    > We are re-designing an existing database that uses MS Access but some of
    > the
    > future users will have to have full access to the databases using Linux
    > based OS and database program.
    >
    > They will have to be able to make changes update etc. If this possible any
    > thoughts and recommendations on which Linux based program to use. If this
    > part is possible I will have a question on the graphical front end we now
    > use.
    > Thanks
    > Dave Belgard
    >
     
  4. Albert D.Kallal

    Albert D.Kallal
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    No, I am not aware of any solution here.

    I mean, I have to assume you have some code in this appcation?

    I can't take an application from the mac, or other steems, and run that
    software on Windows. (and, of couse, you can't do the reverse either).


    --
    Albert D. Kallal (Access MVP)
    Edmonton, Alberta Canada
    pleaseNOOSpamKallal@msn.com
    http://www.members.shaw.ca/AlbertKallal
     
  5. Brendan Reynolds

    Brendan Reynolds
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    If you mean that Linux users need access (no pun intended) to the data in an
    MDB, rather than to the Access application, then I would have thought it
    should be possible using ODBC. I know almost nothing about Linux. I'm
    assuming it supports ODBC as it is such a widely used standard?

    You could also use a server-side technology such as ASP or ASP.NET. As these
    technologies execute on the server, and return only standard HTML and
    JavaScript to the client, the output can be viewed on any computer with a
    web browser.

    You might get a more definitive answer in a Linux forum.

    --
    Brendan Reynolds
    Access MVP

    "djbelgard" <djbelgard@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:1DB790F2-B16E-4DA9-875E-A675AA385521@microsoft.com...
    > We are re-designing an existing database that uses MS Access but some of
    > the
    > future users will have to have full access to the databases using Linux
    > based OS and database program.
    >
    > They will have to be able to make changes update etc. If this possible any
    > thoughts and recommendations on which Linux based program to use. If this
    > part is possible I will have a question on the graphical front end we now
    > use.
    > Thanks
    > Dave Belgard
    >
     

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