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Freeware Access like program?

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  1. smooth

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    Hello again,

    I have downloaded OpenOffice, and love it, however, there is now equivalent to Access in the package. Are there any freeware programs that give the same functionality as access? As well as ones that will be able to read/save as access type files?
     
  2. smooth

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    Anyone know of any program like this?
     
  3. slurpee55

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    You say "there is now equivalent to Access in the package" yet from the rest of your remark I am assuming you are looking for a free database software. Well, go back to Open Office and download the most recent version with their "Base" component, which is a database program. Enjoy!
    http://www.openoffice.org/product2/base.html
     
  4. smooth

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    Thanks for the reply. The OpenOffice Base component is really nice. My problem now is that I can't open up the database that I already have in it. It gives me an error message saying that the connection to the database cannot be established.

    Is it because the coding in access is not able to be one in openoffice? Is the base component in openoffice going to be able to do the same thing as access is in functionality, as in creating buttons that have script to them?
     
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    Any ideas why I can't open access files with openoffice base?
     
  6. bomb #21

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    Haven't used OpenOffice for quite a while -- try this link.

    HTH,
    Andy
     
  7. smooth

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    Thanks for the FAQ.

    However, it didn't really help. I go through the steps, creating a ODBC for the database. Then do what it says within OpenOffice 1.15.

    I couldn't do what the FAQ says to do when using OpenOffice 2. It doesn't have the menu item that it references. Says to go to Tool --> Data Sources. OpenOffice 2 does not have this menu option.

    Any ideas on how to get this Microsoft Access 2003 database to work in OpenOffice?
     
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