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Can I use Microsoft Access to link to a Unix database?
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Yes. But you'll need the proper ODBC driver. MySQL, Postgresql and Oracle all have one.
Then you'll have to go to control panel, Administrative tools, Data sources (ODBC), and add the proper entry there
Or, for a one time use, you can just do that in access.

In access, just ask to link to an external table.

You might encounter problems though if you "unix" db tables don't have a single key. Access needs a single key per entry.
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