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Open Microsoft Access files with the program

Click on the Open button on the toolbar or press CTR+O on your keyboard.

When the Data Link Properties dialog box appears, select the left-most tab, Provider, and select the Microsoft Jet 4.0 OLE DB Provider entry:

Press the Next button (or select the Connection tab). Letís assume we want to connect to the Northwind Access database, which is installed as part of Microsoft Office:

C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office10\Samples\Northwind.mdb

Click on the ellipses at the right of the edit box for selecting a database name, and select this database:

Press the Open button to open the database file and then OK in the Data Link Properties dialog box. You have just entered connection parameters into BaseNow.

Related Topics:

How to open a database

Working with text files

About database connections

Connect to existing database

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Connection properties

Create a shortcut to a database on the Shortcut Bar

Rename a database connection

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