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Connect to Access Data in DBArtisan

Use wizards in DBArtisan to configure Access data as a data source.

The CData ODBC Driver for Access seamlessly integrates Access data into database management tools like DBArtisan by enabling you to access Access data as a database. This article shows how to create an data source for Access in DBArtisan and execute queries. You can then edit data visually and execute standard SQL.

Integrate Access Data into DBArtisan Projects

If you have not already, first specify connection properties in an ODBC DSN (data source name). This is the last step of the driver installation. You can use the Microsoft ODBC Data Source Administrator to create and configure ODBC DSNs.

To connect, set the DataSource property to the path to the Access database.

You can then follow the steps below to register Access data as a database instance in your project:

  1. In DBArtisan, click Data Source -> Register Datasource.
  2. Select Generic ODBC.
  3. Enter a name for the data source and select the DSN.
  4. Finish the wizard to connect to Access data. Access entities are displayed in the Datasource Explorer.

You can now work with Access data as you work with any other database. See the driver help documentation for more information on the queries supported by the Access API.