MDB Tool is the best resource for viewing Microsoft Access databases on a Mac. You can use it to export your data directly into SQL (for creating an SQLITE database) or directly to CSV and launch it into Excel.
+ Support for Unicode data.
+ Export options for both SQL & CSV.
+ Quick table view count.
Please note: Databases must be in the Access 2007 or below format.
+ Fixed an issue which could cause crashes on some systems.
Ratings and Reviews
Crashes for me
Well, I have a 10 year old access database of about 50 tables ranging from 0 to 30k rows (most tables have a few thousand rows). The program crashes for me on both SQL export and on CSV export. During CSV export I can tell it made partial progress until it got to my table with 30K rows and thats where it gave up (just an observation).
Still at 99 cents, it was worth a shot. It seems to work for other people here.
Crashes on large databases
Tried to import a 1.2gb database.
Program crashes when selecting the largest table within it.
Program crashes when trying to export it to another format.
What does it do well? Your guess is as good as mine...
speed, please..in your next update
well, here is my experience with this app:
- first I tried it to open a relatively small MBD with around 5k rows? very good, I can see them now.
- next I exported them into sql, fine.
- then tried it on the largest file I have, it has around 300k rows. nothing happened for a long time, so I walked out and did my shopping…when I came back, it was done.
conclusion: this app is very useful when you need to frequently open and do some work on a bunch of relatively small database. If you need to work on oversized database, do it with microsoft access
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.