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MS Access database on a smart phone

This is just a general question. I will try to investigate the details myself once I'm pointed in the right direction.  Is it possible to load an MS Access database on a smart phone? I'm using a Palm Treo 750WX (I think that's the model name) with a Windows Mobile operating system. I've seen some cheap software on the net that say they facilitate the use of databases on smart phones. One I came across was DB Anywhere. Another is Smart Database Viewer. Does anyone know about these products or any other ones that are good? Do I need them at all or can I load the Access database directly on the smart phone? Ideally I'd like to use my Access database just like I do on my regular PC. That is, I select which query to run from a listox, I enter query criteria in a textbox, and I press a button to run my query.
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Mikal613Commented:
Access is not supported on a Windows Mobile 5.0 and greater.

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dbfromnewjerseyAuthor Commented:
well, do you know of any database software then that I'd be able to dump my Access database into and use it pretty much the same way on a smart phone?
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rockiroadsCommented:
I didnt think Access was supported in Windows Mobile. Ive heard of this (abcDB) but never tried it myself. There is a free trial version so perhaps that would be the best thing to do, evaluate software then decide.

http://www.pocketsoft.ca/
http://www.pocketsoft.ca/WhatIsIt1.aspx

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Mikal613Commented:
sql server mobile (compact)
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rockiroadsCommented:
there is a freebie database, i cant remember, but its sourceforge I think. Let me see if I can find it.

Also, if your up for it, some development yourself in dotnet
http://www.codeproject.com/KB/database/Win_Mobile5_Database_App.aspx
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rockiroadsCommented:
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dbfromnewjerseyAuthor Commented:
ok. cool. thanks.
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rockiroadsCommented:
sorry, that wasnt the freebie. That was another one I had. I cant remember that freebie though, sorry.
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