Access Access® Databases without Access to Access®
Tools for accessing Access® databases in the absence of access to Access®.
The focal component of
accessor (unlocking the Access® database) is built on top of
unixodcb software libraries and consists of a set of bash scripts with options that allow the user to target a remote (
-r) or local (
A folder (named after the database) is created and populated with
.csv files (one for each table, named accordingly) which can then optionally be read into
R using a set of generalized functions.
Default settings are for the California Delta fish salvage database (as implemented in the
salvage repo) but users can specify any remote or local database to be converted to
.csvs and can automate loading of the data into
R via command line options.
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