[fpc-pascal]M$ Access

Kuba Ober winnie at hoth.amu.edu.pl
Wed Jan 10 16:20:01 CET 2001

> > Is there a chance to read and write to Microsoft Access from DOS within
> > Pascal?
> Sure there is as long as you have access to the file. Try digging up file
> formats somewhere. MSDN (http://msdn.microsoft.com/library) would be the
> first choice, and then some hacking sites maybe... The data in an Access
> file is wrapped at least once. I don't know whether Access files are OLE
> Compound files, but that might also be the case, so then it would be
> double-wrapping.
> It seems that OpenOffice sources have all the M$ Office files fully
> documented (as code, at least) - see http://www.opensource.org.

Commenting on myself ;-)
1. I meant see http://www.openoffice.org
2. You can also try finding a free odbc driver implementation for linux. 
There is a free implementation of odbc architecture for linux (dunno where, 
though, use your favourite search), and it may contain access drivers. The 
code will be in C, but you can port it to FPC.


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