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Microsoft Access Database (.mdb)

The ".mdb" file format is the file format used by for storing Database files, basically store information about a database. This includes the data tables, forms, reports, queries, and other properties a typical database should have.

Before was released, Access database files were stored with the file extension ".mdb". However, now this is replaced by the file format for the 2007 version of Access.

Below is a list of Microsoft Access 2007 Database formats:

For a full list of Microsoft Office 2007 formats see the entry for:

OpenOffice.org can open a Microsoft Access database by using the "connect to database" feature. As always there is the possibility of some loss of data depending on the file being opened.

Connecting to a database

The following screencasts demonstrate how to connect to a database:

  • Connect to a Microsoft Access a database

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