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I've received a Microsoft Access .accdb file (version 2010 I believe) that I need to get some data from.

How can I open it in Ubuntu? Is there any tool that would allow me to do so?

PS: Read-only is fine, if it has CSV exporting capabilities, the better.

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Did you try LibreOffice Database to open it. – Saurav Kumar Sep 8 '13 at 13:44
@SauravKumar: Yes, I even installed the additional ODBC plugins, but it doesn't to work with .accdb files. – Alix Axel Sep 8 '13 at 16:44
I had a doubt.. Actually, I opened it very long time ago.. I don't remember what did I use.. Thought that it would be OpenOffice Database. Now cleared!! – Saurav Kumar Sep 8 '13 at 16:48

I just released an access2csv program based on Jackess. Code is at, a binary is available at

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For Access 2000-2011(both Read-Write)

Jackcess is a pure Java library for reading from and writing to MS Access databases. It is part of the OpenHMS project from Health Market Science, Inc. . It is not an application. There is no GUI. It's a library, intended for other developers to use to build Java applications. It appears to be much newer than MDB tools, is more active and has write support.

Jackcess currently supports 2000-2010 files for read and writing but only reading for Access 97 files

For Older 97 Access (both Read-Write)

Try MDB Tools


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Thanks, but both seem to be programming APIs, right? Having a GUI would be nice, or a simple CLI at least. – Alix Axel Sep 8 '13 at 16:46
@AlixAxel Libre Office has support till access 2007 but doesmt support 2010.Easy solution would be saving as 07 and using libre office. btw check this out:… and… – Stormvirux Sep 8 '13 at 18:46

It is also possible to use the UCanAccess JDBC driver to connect to Access database files (.mdb and .accdb) from applications like LibreOffice Base. For detailed instructions on how to set it up, see my answer to

Is it possible to open an Access 2010 database file without using Wine or VirtualBox?

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