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    Question Free Alternative to Microsoft Access

    Just wondering if anyone can recommend a good free alternative to Microsoft Access?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ihaveaproblem View Post
    That won't ruin any of the settings currently installed with Microsoft Office 2010 will it?

    I only need the database software, nothing else.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CyberNerd View Post
    They look good, but don't I have to set up an SQL instance to run a database through that?

    I was hoping for a simple free database application that would basically access a single file when required, much like Access.

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    http://alternativeto.net/software/microsoft-access/

    you can try that website and use the search text field to search for microsoft access etc

    If you already have access why would you need something else ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mac_shinobi View Post
    http://alternativeto.net/software/microsoft-access/

    you can try that website and use the search text field to search for microsoft access etc

    If you already have access why would you need something else ?
    I recently upgraded from Microsoft Office 2003 (where I had Access) to Microsoft Office 2010 (where I don't have Access).

    I was just looking for a free basic replacement.

    I think I'll try OpenOffice to see if I can install just the database portion without interfering with any Office 2010 settings.

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    Home » LibreOffice is another one - simalar to open office.

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    Ok, I downloaded and installed OpenOffice Base. I removed all the other sections and options and it doesn't seem to have impacted on my other office applications.

    Cheers

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    Can't you just install Access from Office 2003?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hightower View Post
    Can't you just install Access from Office 2003?
    I don't know. Will that work?

    I could try it I guess.

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    Ok, removed OpenOffice Base and installed Access 2003. Removed all other options except for Visual Basic which it wouldn't let me remove with Access.

    Seems to be working ok

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    Quote Originally Posted by MADMAN69UK View Post
    Ok, removed OpenOffice Base and installed Access 2003. Removed all other options except for Visual Basic which it wouldn't let me remove with Access.

    Seems to be working ok
    Thought so - I'm Office 2010 on my machine, but I still use Visio 2003 and it works fine. Think the problem only exists when you install for instance Word 2010 alongside Word 2003.

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