Anything available that can read Microsoft .MDB files from Python?

Duncan Booth duncan.booth at invalid.invalid
Tue Mar 20 09:50:09 CET 2007

"Terry Reedy" <tjreedy at> wrote:

><kyosohma at> wrote in message 
> news:1174334517.125928.274140 at
>| I've read .MDB files using ODBC. I don't know how big your files are,
>| but I had a file with almost 3000 rows and I was able to fetch it in
>| 1-2 seconds. If you want to give it whirl, you just need to create an
>| ODBC connection and then do the following:
> I'll just mention that Base can make ODBC connections and 
> output in several formats.  Don't know if their ODBC works with .MDB.

I just tried opening an mdb file from Open Office under Ubuntu. No problems 
whatsoever except that the pulldown for 'Connect to an existing database' 
listed 'Microsoft Access' twice. (This was a completely standard, never 
before run, copy of Base.)

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