How can I open mdb files on Macintosh?

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I'm a Microsoft Windows OS user for a very long time but I decided to switch to MAC to experience a new environment and I'm starting to enjoy it.  I just bought a new iMac with quad-core Intel Core i5 3.2 GHz processor, Nvidia Kepler Graphics and Mac OS Mountain Lion.  My main concern is how do I open mdb files on Macintosh?

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How can I open mdb files on Macintosh?

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Hello,
 
Although there are many Microsoft software programs portable to the Mac platform, as of now Microsoft has no official support for MDB files on Mac. But you could take a few intermediate steps in order to open MDB files on Mac. There is a program named Calc which you could use to open MDB files and save them as DBF files. The software program for Mac, named Open Office, has native support for MDB files. Now, all you would have to do is run Open Office, create an empty ODB file, open a DBF file you created using Calc, drag tables from the DBF file to the empty ODB file, and save it. By dragging the table, a new HSQL will be created. You should then be able to use SQL queries on it.
 
Hope it helps.
 
Best Regards,
Parisi

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