Thursday, August 09, 2007

Access 2007 Database Engine

The new Access 2007 database engine, which reads and writes .accdb files, is available as a redistributable EXE file (25mb) for those developers who need to code against the file directly, by-passing Access/VBA.

The download installs a set of components that can be used by non-Microsoft Office applications to read data from 2007 Office system files such as Microsoft Office Access 2007 (mdb and accdb) files and Microsoft Office Excel 2007 (xls, xlsx, and xlsb) files. Connectivity to Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services and Text files is also supported.

ODBC and OLEDB drivers are installed for application developers to use in developing their applications with connectivity to Office file formats.

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