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  ColdFusion MX on Mac OS X, Part 3
Subject:   Access Problem
Date:   2002-10-16 19:19:00
From:   dicklacara
Response to: Access Problem

There is a way to do this -- I just converted a large MS-Access db to Sybase ASE, using CFMX on Mac OS X.


However, it is a bit involved -- MS-Access runs only on win machines. The reason that noone has written a MS-Access driver for Linux, Unix, OS X, etc is that most all the logic of MS-Access is in the ODBC Driver, itself.


This means that you need to run win (real or emulated) to run MS-Access.


Then, you need 3rd-party software to interface non-win CFMX to the win MS-Access.


It is beyond the scope of this forum -- I plan to cover MS-Access and FileMaker in a later article.


Patience -- there is so much that we can now do, it is hard to prioritize.


Dick