Using MS Access on linux through ruby on rails


#1

hi,

i want to access “Microsoft access files(*.mdb)” on linux through ruby
on
rails framework.
is it possible?
if so how?
any examples available?
can any one give me some pointers?

Ashok


#2

On 3/12/07, Ashok K. removed_email_address@domain.invalid wrote:

Ashok

MDB Tools (http://mdbtools.sourceforge.net/) is a program (Perl, I
think)
that runs on Linux and lets you access Access files. Looks like it’s
read-only, and I haven’t tried it, but might help.

Nate


#3

On 3/12/07, Ashok K. removed_email_address@domain.invalid wrote:

Ashok

I just saw this today on the Polishing Ruby blog
(http://blog.zenspider.com/):
activemdb (http://rubyforge.org/projects/activemdb). From the rubyforge
project page:

“Lets non-Windows boxes read MS Access (.mdb) files. Uses
ActiveRecord-ish
reflection to parse table and column names. Intended for exploration and
migration, not production. Requires binaries from the MDB Tools project
(
http://mdbtools.sourceforge.net/).”

Nate


#4

Can OpenOffice’s database open Access files?
Perhaps there is an angle in from there…


#5

On 3/14/07, Nathan S. removed_email_address@domain.invalid wrote:

any examples available?

“Lets non-Windows boxes read MS Access (.mdb) files. Uses ActiveRecord-ish
reflection to parse table and column names. Intended for exploration and
migration, not production. Requires binaries from the MDB Tools project (
http://mdbtools.sourceforge.net/).”

Great !
do u have any idea, how to use this.
as a beginner, i am not getting idea to implement this.
will you?

Ashok

Nate