ACCESS (SOME) AREAS
I have a number of small Access databases from a Windows computer, which I would like to be able to open, edit, run queries and print on my MacBook Pro. I have searched through the Mac App Store and various forums but have not found a definitive solution to this problem.
Can you offer any suggestions or advice as to which is the best app or solution? This is not something that I use regularly, so I don’t feel the need to spend too much. I do have Microsoft Office 365 on my MacBook Pro, but this does not offer Access as part of it. Any help would be appreciated. by doug spooner
christian says… The real question is what version of Access are you running? There are apps available that will let you access those databases on a Mac, but they are quite fussy about the original version of Access they were made in. In the Mac App Store itself you’ll find apps such as MDB Tool (£4.49), but these tend to allow read-only access. Your needs are greater, understandably. Another Mac App Store item, Access Database Manager (£7.99), allows some editing functions after an in-app purchase. Then there’s MDB ACCDB Viewer (£13.99) which has read-only access but allows for export to Numbers, enabling you to essentially migrate all your databases to there and begin to work on them in a more robust app. As with anything involving this kind of conversion, it might not be entirely free from errors, and there may be a loss of some functions, but at least the options are affordable.