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Is it possible to read and write to a Microsoft Access database?  If so how can I find out how to do it?
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I would like to do it using perl 5.
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Are you on a win32 machine?
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I use phone link to an NT box

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Is the machine on which you execute the code a win32 machine?  If it is, you can use the  Win32::ODBC module.  If not, you're either out of luck, or you can set up a perlserver on a Win32 machine which will do it for you.
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b2pi

My server admin came back to me with the following answer:

The answer is, yes we are WindowsNT which is 32 bit.   They are
referring to a library module that contains code for accessing Access dB's using ODBC.  Anyway, we need to find this Perl library routine and load it on the server so that you can call it's routines.  If you find something, Email it to me and I'll load it on the server and send you the path.

Does this help?

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1.) Determine if they're using a native build, or ActivePerl
2.) If it's activeperl make _really_ sure that it's a newer build (preferably 508)
3.) Get and install Win32::ODBC from http://www.roth.net/odbc/
4.) Learn how to use it at http://www.roth.net/odbc/odbc.html

(Sorry but the author apparently isn't using either CPAN or pod documentation)
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Thanks - Looks to me like it is a lot easier to just use files in perl.
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