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    Microsoft Access

    Hi:
    I came a across MS Access file that can be open without MS Access application. How can I do the same If I would like to deploy a database using Access but without installing MS Access Application and yet Users are able to open the Access file ? Do I Need a dedicate software to compile the Access File?



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    Re: Microsoft Access

    What I know is you can use a customized application made in VB6.0 or any other programming language as your front end then use the MS Access db as your back-end, as such even w/o installing MS Access you can still manipulate it, though you would have to add the supporting dll's (like MDAC) to your program...
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    Re: Microsoft Access

    What is the file extension on this db?
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    Re: Microsoft Access

    The Extension is .MDB

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    Re: Microsoft Access

    [ciolor=navy]There is a particular driver/interface that acts like a db viewer, I believe, from Microsoft. Its not free either as it prevents a user from having to purchase the regular version of access.[/color]
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