[Mono-list] Handling Microsoft Access databases

Adam Williams adam at morrison-ind.com
Thu Feb 8 07:49:02 EST 2007

> Clearly, on Linux there is no such thing as Microsoft Access for Linux,
> no such thing as ADO (not ADO.NET -- it doesn't support updating linked
> tables), and so forth.
> I was wondering if there was a way around this. Is there any way to use
> something like "linked tables" under Linux? How well are Access
> databases supported in Mono (mind you, I can not convert the databases
> to another format or do other funky things)? If not, does any of you
> know of another database program in which I can reference an Access
> database and add my own views?

I believe that the MDB Tools provides an ODBC driver for accessing
Access databases.

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