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MWSF: Actual releases Mac native driver for MS Access

Actual Technologies released the Actual ODBC Driver for Microsoft Access, a new product that lets OS X users import data from Access databases using applications such as Excel and Filemaker. It is the first native commercial solution for connecting to Access on Mac OS X. The driver is available for less than $30 per license, with no minimum licensing requirements.

The driver is the first commercially available, native Mac solution for connecting to Access databases. The Actual ODBC Driver for Access does not require the use of a separate Windows machine to communicate with the Access database.

The driver is compatible with Microsoft Access 97 or later—including Access 2003. Users can create FileMaker reports or use Excel to create pivot tables, charts, and graphs with data from their Access database.

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