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  1. #1

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    Jun 24, 2011
    Simple, Cheap DB And FORMS maker?

    I can't make heads or tails of this. Please help.

    I have recently moved from WinXP to Mac OS X (Snow Leopard), soon to go Lion. I have a simple flat-file database in Access and a custom front end form that I had made in C++ for WinXP to view/edit/manipulate the data. Since I switched to the Mac I've been using VMware Fusion to get to my data and UI when I want them - but that is a HUGE p.i.t.a...

    I dearly want to get OFF of WinXP.

    I have seen tons of names of database apps for Mac but I can't find the answer to one simple question:

    ** What app will let me create a FORM to manipulate my AccessDB data and handle data rules in a way that matches the frontend I had built on WinXP? **

    I have heard of Filemaker, Eagle Data, 4LightData, and I have looked at database app lists like the one on pure-mac or sofotex. This has not answered my question.

    Could a Mac user with experience in Access (creating data forms to manipulate data) tell me which program(s) would suit what I want? The cheaper the better.

    Thank you!

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    Nov 27, 2004
    Pocola, Oklahoma
    Mac Pro 2.66 - 4 Gig Ram, iMac G5 2 Gig ram 20"
    Have you tried either Open Office or Libre Office, both will read Excel and Access files if i am not mistaken. Both programs are off shoots of the same program and both programs are free.
    Mac Pro Intel 2.66 - 4 Gigs Ram - 10.6.1 - 30" Apple Monitor
    iMac 24" 2 gigs ram - MacBook Pro

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    Member Since
    Jun 24, 2011
    I've not tried these! I'll give them a shot!

    Thank you James!

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