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    Unanswered: MS Access Clone?

    Anyone know of a clone for MS Access? Or a program that works similarly, but will allow a user to OPEN an MS Access database?

    I found Abeille, and i think i like it (*yet to d/l it*). But i dont think it will allow the opening (or import) or an MS Access DB....

    Anyone have any ideas?
    Tnx.

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    Any programming language....try Visual Basic

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    I dont think you understood my request. I understand i could program one in VB.net or C#, even VB and C++, etc. But, i want a program, that some company made, maybe sells it for 100$/license or something. THat is a substitute for MS Access, but can open the mdb files up.

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    Only $99.99

    You can purchase Microsoft Works 2004 that comes with Works 7.0, Word 2002, Picture It 9.0, and 3 more programs. All of it for $99.99. Should be right in your budget and will do what you want it to do. It is just like Office however, less beefy and not as many features.

    Hope this helps.

    http://www.microsoft.com/products/wo...cts/suite.asp#

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    Money isnt an issue. JUst looking for a non-Microsoft alternative to ACCESS.

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    Oh okay

    I see...Sorry I cannot help you. Microsoft products are all that I use.

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    Try a Software House...some store that sells software.
    Perhaps in one of the thousand catalogs they may
    have what you are looking for.

    I truely hope this helps

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    Re: MS Access Clone?

    I AM LOOKING FOR SAME THING FOR LINUX REDHAT 7.3 AND NOTHING YET

    HAVE ZERO COMPUTER EXPERIENCE (ALMOST) AND I CAN SAFELY SAY THIS... GET YOUR DATA OUT OF THOSE MDB FILES...GET IT IN MYSQL (OR SIMILAR) AND THEN BUILD NEW DB IN SOMETHING ELSE...IF YOU ARE WARY OF MS...BE MORE WARY OF THE MYSTERY FILES THAT CAN'T BE OPENED BY ANYTHING ELSE..ESPECIALLY WHEN APP CRASHES AND YOU FILE (THAT IS UNACCESIBLE) BECOMES CORRUPT... I AM GOING TO TRY FRESHMEAT.NET

    BUT HAVE NOT HAD LUCK YET


    Originally posted by DarrylB
    Anyone know of a clone for MS Access? Or a program that works similarly, but will allow a user to OPEN an MS Access database?

    I found Abeille, and i think i like it (*yet to d/l it*). But i dont think it will allow the opening (or import) or an MS Access DB....

    Anyone have any ideas?
    Tnx.

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    The answer is ALPHA FIVE - http://www.alphasoftware.com/

    Alpha Five can directly access data stored in Oracle, SQL Server, Microsoft Access and any other data source for which an ODBC driver is available.

    Alpha Five has a Forum.

    All you want is here.

    Ruas

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    work in linux

    i don't think ALPHA 5 will work with RH...is there a linux version?

    don't mind paying...just can't be windows only...we are a bilingual office


    Originally posted by jmruas
    The answer is ALPHA FIVE - http://www.alphasoftware.com/

    Alpha Five can directly access data stored in Oracle, SQL Server, Microsoft Access and any other data source for which an ODBC driver is available.

    Alpha Five has a Forum.

    All you want is here.

    Ruas

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    Sorry, I was replying to the first post.

    Alpha Five is a Windows database not a Linux one. About Linux I can't help...

    Ruas

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    Alternative to MS Access

    StarOffice (before it went commercial) did open Access Databases.
    http://wwws.sun.com/software/star/staroffice/index.html

    However, since going commercial they use the Adabas D database.
    http://www.softwareag.com/adabasd/Ad...hnicalData.htm

    I have never used it myself but looks to be a good alternative for Linux users.

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    Re: Alternative to MS Access

    thank you
    it is 100M download and I can't program access yet...but should not be too challenging for basic CRM..no?


    Originally posted by mom2twinzz
    StarOffice (before it went commercial) did open Access Databases.
    http://wwws.sun.com/software/star/staroffice/index.html

    However, since going commercial they use the Adabas D database.
    http://www.softwareag.com/adabasd/Ad...hnicalData.htm

    I have never used it myself but looks to be a good alternative for Linux users.

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    Open Office

    I have included the link to Open Office version 3.4.1 opens Access mdb files as well as other MS Office files and it runs on Linux, Windows, And I even think it will run on A MAC but not sure of this.

    the link is Apache OpenOffice - The Free and Open Productivity Suite

    and did I add it is FREE

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    if the OP hasn't fioudn a solution int he last 9 years its highly unlikely that suggesting Apache open office is going to be of any use. especially as since Access 2007 microsoft provide a runtime free of charge
    I'd rather be riding on the Tiger 800 or the Norton

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