Linux Open Office and MS Access .mdb files
I'm on the verge of a mental melt-down.
I want to open a MS Access (.mdb) file in Open Office under linux. I've found several web sites talking about using an ODBC and blah blah blah... none of it I understand.
I guess all I want to know is this: Can a person open, obtain information from, export, etc information from a MS Access (Office 97) .mdb file?
I want to get the information off in whatever way it the fastest/easiest so I can recreate the database with minimal effort in mysql.
Everytime I open it in Open Office and click on Tables Open Office crashes (I haven't seen a crash in linux in forever - it has to be MS's fault).
Am I doing something wrong, or am I expecting Open Office to do something that it simply cannot?
P.S. I've tried mdbtools also - it crashes as well with the error: "Segmentation fault".
Last edited by checkmate3001; 10-18-2008 at 05:45 AM.
Reason: added info about mdbtools