[xubuntu-users] Off-topic: LIBRE Base problem wit h .mdb files

Marc Coevoet marcc at dommel.be
Mon Jul 21 22:04:53 UTC 2014

op 21-07-14 23:39, Eric Christopherson schreef:
> On Mon, Jul 21, 2014, Michele Mor wrote:
>> Hi.
>> As far as I know, to import an mdb file (Access database) you cannot simply
>> open it in Libre Office.
>> I think that you have to use BASE and then create a connection to that
>> access document.
>> https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/Faq/Base/How_to_connect_to_a_Microsoft_Access_database
> That appears to work only on Windows, unfortunately.

You CAN open MDB files, look in synaptic ...


The MDB Tools project is a effort to document the MDB file format used 
in Microsoft <http://www.microsoft.com/>'s Access database 
<http://www.microsoft.com/office/access/default.asp> package, and to 
provide a set of tools and applications to make that data available on 
other platforms.

Specifically, MDB Tools includes programs to export schema and data to 
other databases such as MySQL <http://www.mysql.com/>, Oracle 
<http://wwww.oracle.com/>, Sybase <http://www.sybase.com/>, PostgreSQL 
<http://www.postgresql.org/>, and others.

Also included is a SQL engine for performing simple SQL queries. The 0.5 
release includes an updated GUI interface (screenshot is available here 
<http://mdbtools.sourceforge.net/gmdb/gmdb2screenshot.png>). A sparse 
but functional ODBC driver is included as well.

MDB Tools currently has read-only support for Access 97 (Jet 3) and 
Access 2000/2002 (Jet 4) formats. Write support is currently being 
worked on and the first cut is expected to be included in the 0.6 release.

For more information check our FAQ 
<http://mdbtools.sourceforge.net/faq.html> and our Installation Guide 
<http://mdbtools.sourceforge.net/install/>. Also see our SourceForge 
Page <http://sourceforge.net/projects/mdbtools/> for forums, 
bugtracking, CVS, et al.

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