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Hello,
It's possibile to use MDB File on web sites without access license?

Example.

I don't have Microsoft Access, but I have a little freeware program to
create MDB, and I want to put it on the web site.

thx
Jul 17 '06 #1
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luci <luciwrote in
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It's possibile to use MDB File on web sites without access
license?

Example.

I don't have Microsoft Access, but I have a little freeware
program to create MDB, and I want to put it on the web site.
It depends on what's installed on the web server. If it has Jet
support (e.g., Jet ODBC drivers), you can use it. If Jet support is
not installed, you have to install it.

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Jul 17 '06 #2

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<luciwrote in message
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Hello,
It's possibile to use MDB File on web sites without access license?

Example.

I don't have Microsoft Access, but I have a little freeware program to
create MDB, and I want to put it on the web site.

thx
As far as I'm aware, the only program capable of making a "pukka" mdb is MS
Access. No you can't run it without a license unless you develop your app
using the Developers' Edition.

Keith.
www.keithwilby.com.
Jul 17 '06 #3

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.... depends on what is meant by "use".

If the OP wants to use the MDB file as a datastore then you don't need a
licence.

If he OP wants to use the MDB file as a datastore then there are all sorts
of programs which can create and use it.

--

Terry Kreft
"Keith Wilby" <he**@there.comwrote in message
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<luciwrote in message
news:44***********************@reader1.news.tin.it ...
Hello,
It's possibile to use MDB File on web sites without access license?

Example.

I don't have Microsoft Access, but I have a little freeware program to
create MDB, and I want to put it on the web site.

thx

As far as I'm aware, the only program capable of making a "pukka" mdb is
MS
Access. No you can't run it without a license unless you develop your app
using the Developers' Edition.

Keith.
www.keithwilby.com.


Jul 17 '06 #4

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Terry Kreft ha scritto:
... depends on what is meant by "use".

If the OP wants to use the MDB file as a datastore then you don't need a
licence.

If he OP wants to use the MDB file as a datastore then there are all sorts
of programs which can create and use it.
I want create a my OpenSource Blog application with mdb.. (example will
run on my website)

Later, Could i redistrbuite the "package with mdb inside" in Open source
license?
Jul 17 '06 #5

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"Terry Kreft" <te*********@mps.co.ukwrote in message
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... depends on what is meant by "use".

If the OP wants to use the MDB file as a datastore then you don't need a
licence.

If he OP wants to use the MDB file as a datastore then there are all sorts
of programs which can create and use it.
There's always something new to learn, I stand corrected.

Keith.
Jul 17 '06 #6

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Is there(?), gosh you learn something new every day <bg>.

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Terry Kreft
"Keith Wilby" <he**@there.comwrote in message
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"Terry Kreft" <te*********@mps.co.ukwrote in message
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<SNIP>
>

There's always something new to learn, <SNIP>

Keith.


Jul 17 '06 #7

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* Keith Wilby:
"Terry Kreft" <te*********@mps.co.ukwrote in message
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>... depends on what is meant by "use".

If the OP wants to use the MDB file as a datastore then you don't need a
licence.

If he OP wants to use the MDB file as a datastore then there are all sorts
of programs which can create and use it.

There's always something new to learn, I stand corrected.

Keith.

Keith,

Another current thread in this NG includes a topic regarding the
distinction between Access and Jet. One can create and work with (I'll
avoid the term access) a mdb file using the Jet engine from any number
of tools. I've done so, using VB, frequently.

--
Randy Harris
tech at promail dot com
I'm pretty sure I know everything that I can remember.
Jul 17 '06 #8

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"Randy Harris" <pl****@send.no.spamwrote in message
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>* Keith Wilby:
>>
There's always something new to learn, I stand corrected.

Keith.

Keith,

Another current thread in this NG includes a topic regarding the
distinction between Access and Jet. One can create and work with (I'll
avoid the term access) a mdb file using the Jet engine from any number of
tools. I've done so, using VB, frequently.
Thanks Randy, it's clearly something I need to investigate. Got any links?

Regards,
Keith.
Jul 17 '06 #9

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Keith Wilby ha scritto:
<luciwrote in message
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>Hello,
It's possibile to use MDB File on web sites without access license?

Example.

I don't have Microsoft Access, but I have a little freeware program to
create MDB, and I want to put it on the web site.

thx

As far as I'm aware, the only program capable of making a "pukka" mdb is MS
Access. No you can't run it without a license unless you develop your app
using the Developers' Edition.

Keith.
www.keithwilby.com.

Thanks I figured!
:)
Jul 18 '06 #10

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luci <luciwrote in
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Keith Wilby ha scritto:
><luciwrote in message
news:44***********************@reader1.news.tin.i t...
>>Hello,
It's possibile to use MDB File on web sites without access
license?

Example.

I don't have Microsoft Access, but I have a little freeware
program to create MDB, and I want to put it on the web site.

thx

As far as I'm aware, the only program capable of making a "pukka"
mdb is MS Access. No you can't run it without a license unless
you develop your app using the Developers' Edition.
Thanks I figured!
Keith is, perhaps, making a confusing point. Access can create an
Access database, but an Access database is just a Jet database with
some custom properties that only Access uses.

If you're just using your MDB as a data store on a website, Access
is simply completely irrelevant, as you're just using the Jet
database engine. And any machine that has Jet and/or the Jet ODBC
drivers installed on it can create and edit a Jet MDB.

The key point is that Jet runs only on Windows. I don't know that
it's possible to run Jet on, say, Wine under Linux.

As I would never use a web host that was running Windows servers, it
means that I can never use an MDB as a data store for a website.
This is not something that bothers me at all, as most LAMP hosting
services are cheaper than their Windows counterparts (as well as
more reliable!).

--
David W. Fenton http://www.dfenton.com/
usenet at dfenton dot com http://www.dfenton.com/DFA/
Jul 18 '06 #11

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* David W. Fenton:
luci <luciwrote in
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[snip]
>
As I would never use a web host that was running Windows servers, it
means that I can never use an MDB as a data store for a website.
This is not something that bothers me at all, as most LAMP hosting
services are cheaper than their Windows counterparts (as well as
more reliable!).
I couldn't help but laugh when I read this. I just spent two days
ordering a new system from the Dell web site. It's running IIS. I know
this because of the many error messages that I read during the repeated
crashes. IMO - Windows makes a very capable desktop platform, but it
sure doesn't belong on servers.

--
Randy Harris
tech at promail dot com
I'm pretty sure I know everything that I can remember.
Jul 18 '06 #12

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