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17th May 2011, 02:09 PM #1
Free Alternative to Microsoft Access
Just wondering if anyone can recommend a good free alternative to Microsoft Access?
17th May 2011, 02:28 PM #2
Thanks to ihaveaproblem from:
MADMAN69UK (18th May 2011)
17th May 2011, 03:45 PM #3
That won't ruin any of the settings currently installed with Microsoft Office 2010 will it?
Originally Posted by ihaveaproblem
I only need the database software, nothing else.
17th May 2011, 04:23 PM #4
17th May 2011, 05:00 PM #5
They look good, but don't I have to set up an SQL instance to run a database through that?
Originally Posted by CyberNerd
I was hoping for a simple free database application that would basically access a single file when required, much like Access.
17th May 2011, 05:12 PM #6
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 ?
Last edited by mac_shinobi; 17th May 2011 at 05:16 PM.
18th May 2011, 11:11 AM #7
I recently upgraded from Microsoft Office 2003 (where I had Access) to Microsoft Office 2010 (where I don't have Access).
Originally Posted by mac_shinobi
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.
18th May 2011, 11:16 AM #8
Home » LibreOffice is another one - simalar to open office.
18th May 2011, 11:40 AM #9
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.
18th May 2011, 11:48 AM #10
Can't you just install Access from Office 2003?
Thanks to Hightower from:
MADMAN69UK (18th May 2011)
18th May 2011, 12:00 PM #11
I don't know. Will that work?
Originally Posted by Hightower
I could try it I guess.
18th May 2011, 12:19 PM #12
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
18th May 2011, 12:22 PM #13
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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