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By andrew_sajdak ·
Can you run an MDE, runtime database file on a macintosh. Maybe with a third party app. We have a employee time database in access 2000 that needs to be used by the mac clients on our network.

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by DKlippert In reply to MS Access on the Mac

The answer is yes, if the runtime version of Access is available. Here's a quote from the VB Programmers guide:
"Saving as an .mde or .ade file doesn?t create a run-time version of the file. To use an .mde or .ade file, users must have Access 2000installed. Alternatively, if you have Microsoft Office 2000 Developer, you can save an .mde file, and then use the Packaging and Deployment Wizard to create a setup program that installs the run-time version of Access and your .mde file. Note that the run-time version of Access can?t be used to open .adp or .ade files; however, you can use the Packaging and Deployment Wizard to create a setup program to distribute .adp or .ade files to users who already have the full version of Access installed."

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by mark In reply to MS Access on the Mac

Andrew, check out Virtual PC from Connectix. It is a PC emulator for the Macintosh. Here is a URL.
http://www.connectix.com/products/vpc.html

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by espen In reply to MS Access on the Mac

If you have the database installed on a
server, you can access it via ODBC.

Make a client in say filemaker, and pull
the data from the access database
across the network.

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