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On 7/30/16 3:30 PM, jorge wrote:

On GNU / Linux / Ubuntu, and of course in other distributions, there are
to program that you would probe because could help you to export Access
DB to open document:

1) MDBtools (View and export MSAccess db)

2) Kexi of Caligra Suite that say it is able to read MS Access db

Thanks, jorge. I'll have to check with my "conspirator" on how much effort in learning he's willing to do to create a Linux database.


I hope this help,


Jorge Rodríguez

El sáb, 30-07-2016 a las 16:40 +0200, Harvey Nimmo escribió:
On Fri, 2016-07-29 at 20:53 -0600, Ken Springer wrote:
The subject says it all, how successful is Base in importing Access

LO 5.0.x

Mac OS X 10.8.5
Firefox 44.0
Thunderbird 38.0.1
"My brain is like lightning, a quick flash
      and it's gone!"

Unfortunately, MS Access users were spoilt with the 'complete' database
package supporting tables, queries, forms, reports and modules/macros.
Although its 'openness' or performance or compatibility with the rest
of the MS Office suite leave much to be desired (in my humble opinion)
the MSaccess package is a (more or less) complete solution. LibreOffice
on the other hand cannot match the user comfort (yet!).

There is a tool, access2sql that to allows you to generate the sql
needed to build all your 'tables' again (including their data) and
'queries'. But for the 'forms' and 'reports' you will have to start
from scratch in LOBase and, as I say, the user comfort for that is not
as mature as in MSAccess. In LOBase you can also write modules/macros
in Visual Basic. I have no experience of that either, but it does
suggest that VBA macros might with reservation be portable and

In other words, i blieve it is not hopelessly impossible and
I am sure that the experts can add their 'two penn'orth'


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