Accessing the xBase database can be fast and seamless by using the Open Database Connectivity (ODBC) solution. Providing full interoperability, the ODBC driver for xBase allows you to access live xBase data directly from MS Access. It enables you to retrieve data to MS Access databases, and review and modify these data right in this application.

xBase Key Features

  • Open source
  • Low memory leakage problem
  • Support for multiple table types
  • Platform Independent

MS Access Key Features

  • Backstage view
  • Primary Keys
  • Relationships Establishment
  • Tables, Forms, Reports, and Queries
xBase and MS Access Key Features
Native Connectivity to xBase

Direct Connection

Our data connector enables various ODBC-aware applications to establish a direct connection to xBase via TCP/IP to eliminate the need for a xBase client. A direct connection increases the speed of data transmission between MS Access and xBase for real-time analytics. It streamlines the deployment process since there is no need to distribute any additional client-side software with the ODBC driver for xBase.

What are some reasons to choose Devart ODBC Driver for xBase?

Integration

Integration

The ODBC driver for xBase is compatible with Microsoft MS Access allowing extraction of entire tables by executing SQL statements.

Platforms Variety

Platforms Variety

ODBC Driver for xBase can be used with 32-bit and 64-bit applications on both x32 and x64 platforms, so there is no need to additionally configure the driver, applications, or environment.

Fully Unicode-Compliant Driver

Fully Unicode-Compliant Driver

With our fully Unicode-compliant driver, you can properly retrieve and modify any data in multilingual xBase databases, regardless of their character set: Latin, Cyrillic, Hebrew, Chinese, etc., and in any language environment.

How to Download, Install, and Configure the ODBC Driver for xBase?

Download the driver. Run the installer and follow the instructions in the wizard.
Activate the driver in ODBC Administrator. In the System DSN tab, click the Add button and select the needed driver. Click Finish.
To configure the DSN In the ODBC Data Source Administrator, move to the System DSN tab and select the installed ODBC driver. Click Add. In the appeared Create New Data Source dialog, insert the database connection data. You may test the connectivity by clicking the Test Connection button. To save the DSN, click Ok.
Tools

To install and configure an ODBC driver for xBase on macOS, download first the PKG file from the Devart website. Run the downloaded file and follow the instructions in the wizard. After installing the driver, run the 64-bit or 86-bit iODBC utility, find the needed driver, and click Configure. In the dialog box that appears, specify the required connection settings and click OK. To establish a connection to the data source, click Test.

macos
Installation of ODBC driver on Ubuntu is carried out from the DEB package. Download the package that matches the bitness of your operating system.
Then open the folder with the downloaded package, double-click the DEB package, and click Install.
Open the Terminal and install the driver by using the following command.
If you use CentOC, you need to download the RPM package of the corresponding bitness.
After that, open the ‘Konsole’ and navigate to the folder with the downloaded package specifying the path to the folder as a parameter of the cd command. Then, install the driver by using the following commands.
Gui installation

To install the devartodbcxbase_i386.deb on a 32-bit system, use:

use sudo dpkg -i devartodbcxbase_i386.deb

To install the devartodbcxbase_amd64.deb on a 64-bit system, use:

sudo dpkg -i devartodbcxbase_amd64.deb

For more detailed information about installing and configuring an ODBC driver for xBase on Ubuntu, go to the documentation.

cd ~/Downloads/

To install the devart-odbc-xbase.i386.rpm on a 32-bit system, use:

sudo -rpm -ivh devart-odbc-xbase.i386.rpm

To install the devart-odbc-xbase.x86_64.rpm on a 64-bit system, use:

sudo rpm -ivh devart-odbc-xbase.x86_64.rpm

For more detailed information about installing and configuring an ODBC driver for xBase on Centos, go to the documentation.

How to Import xBase Data to MS Access

Go to External Data tab in MS Access. Expand the New Data Source drop-down list and click From other sources, then -> ODBC Database.
Decide, whether you want to Import the source data into a new table in the current database or Link to the data source by creating a linked table
In the Select Data Source window, Machine Data Source tab select the data source you want to use for data importing. You can create a new data source or use an already existing one.
Select the Tables you want to import into your database. You can select either specific tables, or Select All alltogether. Confirm the selection by clicking the OK button.
After the data from the external data source has been imported, you can start modifying it.
Tools

Advantages of Connectivity to xBase from MS Access via ODBC Driver

Secure Connection

Secure Connection

Every operation with xBase becomes significantly faster using such capabilities of our driver as local data caching, connection pooling, and much more.

MS Access - flexible and adaptable database systems

MS Access - flexible and adaptable database systems

MS Access allows to seamlessly add new data, modify already existing one and integrate the changes throughout all your systems and databases. It is a life-saver in a modern, real-life business.

ODBC Conformance

ODBC Conformance

The driver fully supports the ODBC interface, its data types, and functions. It offers advanced connection string parameters and allows any ODBC-compliant desktop or web application to connect to xBase from MS Access on various platforms.

Simple SQL Querying on MS Access Files

Simple SQL Querying on MS Access Files

Microsoft MS Access processes SQL through its SQL dialect. Using ODBC connection, it is simple to execute different SQL queries to retrieve entire tables or specific columns from MS Access, filter data, formate data, numbers, etc.

Cost-Effective Deployment

Cost-Effective Deployment

Installing the driver is easy with the standalone installation file. There is no need in deploying and configuring any additional software which results in a reduction in deployment costs.

Sharing Your Data with MS Access

Sharing Your Data with MS Access

You can share your data with other users in MS Access quickly and easily. Upload your MS Access data to the SharePoint lists so that it can be available for you and others to use to create reports, data models, dashboards, etc.

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