MDB ACCDB Viewer
Developer: Jakob Egger
Current Version: 2.2.7
Last Updated: 3 years ago
Download Size: 2.9 MB - Download
Open Microsoft Access databases on your Mac – regardless if they are in the older MDB or the newer ACCDB format.
• view, search and export your data
• the only universal Access database viewer – supports MDB, ACCDB, MDE and ACCDE
• no hidden costs, no in-app-purchases
This app makes viewing Access file quick and easy. A convenient search function lets you find what you are looking for. Double clicking rows brings up a record window perfect for reading long text or inspecting images.
MDB Viewer plays nice with others: export your database as Excel files, as CSV files, convert it to SQLite, or create SQL dumps. Because all apps have their unique intricacies, the documentation includes detailed instructions for transferring your data to Filemaker, Bento, Excel, Numbers, Open Office, MySQL, PostgreSQL, SQLite and Address Book.
While MDB Viewer shows all the data stored in the database, it can not display forms or queries, and it can not modify databases.
Visit the website for even more information at https://eggerapps.at/mdbviewer/
- fixed a crash when an error occurred during XLS or XLSX export
- fixed a memory error that could potentially cause a crash
Most Helpful Reviews
Fantastic App! - As one may imagine, there aren't a lot of reasons a mac user would be looking to actively work with MDB files. However, I have a client who wanted a legacy Access database converted to a MySQL based web application. It was an "old version of Access" - the client had no idea, and the current version of Access wouldn't open it up. I downloaded this app to see if I could at least view the data. I saw the "export as SQL" feature but honestly I haven't had much luck with those in the past - especially from MS applications. Well, I can say this was worth probably twice what it costs. It opened the 150MB .mdb file in about two seconds, and exported it to a full MySQL dump in about 3 minutes. I imported the resulting SQL file into MySQL with no errors, no data loss, and from what I can tell all data types/keys in place. Well done!
No support for encrypted files - It would be great if the description had indicated it doesn’t support encrypted ACCDB files. We are unable to open the file.
More Reviews for Current Version
Works Great & Great Support - Chose MDB Viewer wisely from many similar apps. Quickly converted 9 year-old Access files into Excel for Mac. Tech Support by the developer was offered if any problems occur. Jakob Eggerprompt was prompt and very helpful in converting a problem file. Highly recommend this useful app.
Amazing Product - This product did exactly what I wanted — exported a large access database into a MySQL compatible dump. It is strange that the only working tool I have found for migrating .accdb files comes from a single developer who wrote a product for the Mac platform. This is well worth the $20 dollars. This will save me lots of time and surely impress my colleagues.
Solved my problem, thanks to prompt support - Had a dozen Access databases to convert, most of which Access 2013 and Access 2003 on PC users computers converted. But 2 caused Access to give error messages without converting. MDB ACCDB Viewer converted 1 of those databases, which had over 14,000 records, pretty quickly to Excel, and quicker to CSV. The 2nd file would not open because was an "Access 1.0 file". The developer of MDB ACCDB Viewer, Jakob Egger, worked with me to convert that file to a newer version of Access, and MDB ACCDB Viewer converted that new file to Excel and CSV immediately. Thank you!
Looks nice but doesn't work - Did a simple comparison between MS Access (Windows) and MDB ACCDB Viewer (Mac). My file contains 5 tables of which 4 were displayed identically. However, two columns in the 5th table were displayed with integer numbers not even close to the original file content. Looks like a nice software but the result is not reliable.
Doesn’t work for old MS Access files - Don’t waste your time