Access Database Question

Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by UsualSuspect, Jan 7, 2004.

  1. UsualSuspect

    UsualSuspect Sic Semper Tyrannis

    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2000
    Messages:
    3,522
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    United States of America
    My co-worker has made a database for a client that does not have Access. Is there a way to export the database to a file that can be opened by another program? Shareware, Freeware??? Thanks :)
     
    Last edited: Jan 7, 2004
  2. SLED

    SLED build an idiot proof device and someone else will

    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2001
    Messages:
    28,118
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    AZ, like a bauce!
    the better question is what programs does your client have, and what format would they like it in. Access has the capability to export to pretty much any ODBC complient database. I would figure out what they want it in, and go from there
     
  3. 5Gen_Prelude

    5Gen_Prelude There might not be an "I" in the word "Team", but

    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2000
    Messages:
    14,519
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Vancouver, BC, CANADA
    There's also the problem of what exactly you want exported. One table? Excel is the best bet - easy to use and manipulate. All tables? DBF (dbase) format would probably be easiest but as Sled says, it can do pretty much export into any format. Now when you start to get forms, reports, macros etc... then you have a problem. Even with Access 97 and Access 2000 there are enough differences between those two programs to cause problems.
     

Share This Page