Python – What do I need to read Microsoft Access databases using Python


How can I access Microsoft Access databases in Python? With SQL?

I'd prefere a solution that works with Linux, but I could also settle for Windows.

I only require read access.

Best Solution

On Linux, MDBTools is your only chance as of now. [disputed]

On Windows, you can deal with mdb files with pypyodbc.

To create an Access mdb file:

import pypyodbc
pypyodbc.win_create_mdb( "D:\\Your_MDB_file_path.mdb" )

Here is an Hello World script that fully demostate pypyodbc's Access support functions.

Disclaimer: I'm the developer of pypyodbc.