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MDB Tools

MDB Tools is a library and set of utilities for reading Microsoft Access Database (MDB) files. The authors are currently seeking developers to help on the project. The package also includes a GTK-based file browser, a small SQL engine, and an ODBC driver.

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Recent releases

  •  19 Jan 2003 16:03

    Release Notes: The graphical interface (gmdb2) was updated to use GNOME 2.0. Debugger fixes and improvements were made. Fixes were made for Jet4 databases. Fast reads are now possible for large databases. Improvements were made to the SQL Engine and ODBC driver. Lots of enhancements and fixes for command line utilities were made.

    •  02 May 2002 14:47

      Release Notes: Fixes were made for some types of memo fields.

      •  23 Apr 2002 13:38

        Release Notes: Fixes were made for long rows in Access 2000 and for some types of memo fields in Access 97. This is a tarball only release. RPMs will accompany the final version 0.4 release.

        •  15 Apr 2002 13:23

          Release Notes: This release adds preliminary support for Access 2000, an ODBC driver to work with unixODBC and PHP, and an (alpha) graphical interface/debugger. This is a tarball-only release; RPMs will accompany the final release.

          •  16 Apr 2001 20:53

            Release Notes: This release includes a small SQL engine 'mdb-sql' that will do limited queries on Access databases, many bugfixes, and the ability to list indexes.

            Recent comments

            31 Mar 2014 09:41 gnuuser

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            14 Dec 2001 16:54 dorlic

            your mdbtools project
            I was wondering what the status is with this project. I
            think it is a great idea to be able to dump data from a
            useless .mdb file and extract content to be moved to a
            more robust environment, mysql being my favorite. I
            saw that the mdb-dump works well, but when i tried the
            mdb-schema and the mdb-export they either seg
            faulted or did nothing. I have been heavy into java
            lately, but I think this is a worth while project. Is there
            anything you can tell me about it to give me more
            background? or am i just missing something obvious
            wth the execution of the commands. look forward to
            hearing from you.


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