Unanswered: Can you convert Access db to a readable DOS file?
I've been searching the web trying to find some answers to my question with no luck. And thankfully found your site.
My problem is I am having problems getting an access db file to print on a old okidata printer, that has track paper feed with address labels. So we got the paper company to give us a dos based program to print a sample data base from them, but their sample db was a dos based db. I would like to know if there is any options or a solution at all for converting an access file so this dos base program can see the data file? I'm running access xp.
Not that I know of, other programs are able to convert to .exe files which can be opened in dos.
Have you tried the command prompt to start access? try typing:
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\MSACCESS.EXE C:\db1.mdb
(Assuming this is the path to access, and C:\db1.mdb is the location and name of your database.)
One thing Access can do is export tables or queries to a .txt (text) file. If there is one table or query that has the info you need the program may be able to read a text version. Do this by selecting the object you want to export then choose File, Export... and select .txt in the 'save as' box. Then just follow the prompts.