As I see it you have these options: 1) keep on using the Access database and connect to it with ODBC 2) use a program like Importer from Datanamic (www.datanamic.com) to import your Access database into MySQL or PostgreSQL etc etc. I'm not really a database guy so I can't help you much more. HTH. Hassan. > -----Original Message----- > From: thelist-admin at lists.evolt.org [mailto:thelist-admin at lists.evolt.org] > On Behalf Of Frank > Sent: Friday, October 18, 2002 11:42 AM > To: thelist at lists.evolt.org > Subject: [thelist] Database: Replacing MS Access? > > > I'd like to be able to pitch MS Office. It is for me, too problematic a > set > of programs , and quite frankly if I use any part, it would be almost > exclusively the most basic functions of Word. The only thing that keeps it > on my machine is that Word has an outliner. I hear that StartOffice 6 has > one as well, and so am willing to take a look at that. > > The other issue is that from time to time, I need to read from and edit > Access more basic (standard) features. > > Is there some program, set of programs, approaches that would allow me to > create, access and edit MS Access databases without the need to actually > have MS Access installed machines? I know that Access can use ODBC. Is > there an alternative that someone can suggest? > > > > > -- > Frank Marion <frank at frankmarion.com> Tel: 416 825 7488 > > -- > For unsubscribe and other options, including > the Tip Harvester and archive of thelist go to: > http://lists.evolt.org Workers of the Web, evolt !