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How to Open a database.db in access

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I know somehow you have to use odbc or something. Please help.

I have a database file *.db from an unknown program, I need to access
this data. I tried to import it into excel and access and cant get
into it. Any suggestions? Thanks, Sheri

Nov 13 '05 #1
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shill57957 wrote:
I know somehow you have to use odbc or something. Please help.

I have a database file *.db from an unknown program, I need to access
this data. I tried to import it into excel and access and cant get
into it. Any suggestions? Thanks, Sheri


Might or might not be possible. You need to identify the type of file (beyond
the extension) and then see if there is a driver available for that type that
Access can use.

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I know somehow you have to use odbc or something. Please help.

I have a database file *.db from an unknown program, I need to access
this data. I tried to import it into excel and access and cant get
into it. Any suggestions? Thanks, Sheri


Access has very good interoperability, but I've seen some ".db" files that
are database files for server DBs, and that is asking too much... ODBC can
bridge from Access _to_ the server DB, but it does not, itself, read any
databases. (What it does, to be specific, is translate Jet's SQL into the
server DB's SQL.)

Try it with all the options that Access provides. If none work, you're out
of luck unless you can find what database was used to create it and get a
copy of that DB or some kind of reader for its files.

Larry Linson
Microsoft Access MVP

Nov 13 '05 #3

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