[Chicago] Fwd: Access DB?

Carl Karsten cfkarsten at gmail.com
Wed Oct 21 19:18:56 CEST 2009

On Wed, Oct 21, 2009 at 12:08 PM, Carl Karsten <cfkarsten at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 21, 2009 at 11:20 AM, Chris McAvoy <chris.mcavoy at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hey All,
>> I'm converting an Access database to MySQL or Postgres, and am looking
>> at tools.  I've seen some examples of connecting the DB through ODBC,
>> but it seems like that needs a windows machine.  I found a command
>> line tool in linux that can access the db, which is probably my best
>> bet, but I wanted to through it out to you smart folks to see if
>> there's a better Pythonic way to approach the problem.  I know there's
>> a python library that can read Excel natively, anything similar for
>> Access?
> Read from MS Access:
> http://dev.mysql.com/doc/migration-toolkit/en/mysql-migration-toolkit-indepth-sourcedb-access.html
> Scripted:
> http://dev.mysql.com/doc/migration-toolkit/en/scripted-migration.html
> I have used this tool interactively on linux, it is nice. Not sure
> what the requirements are to run on linux and read from MS Access.
> There are 4 or 5 python odbc modules.


> I have a fav,

http://ceodbc.sourceforge.net - I think.  it is written by the same
guy that does the oracle module, trying to verify that this is really
the one.  but it is where I would start.

Carl K

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