How to use Microsoft Access as a front-end for a MySQL Database
To connect Microsoft Access (MS Acess) to the edit tables in a MySQL database, you will need to download and install the MySQL ODBC Connector. Look for the Connector/ODBC 5.1.11 MSI Download for your platform.
Then, use these instructions for the setup: 126.96.36.199.3. Using Microsoft Access as a Front-end to MySQL
Use the instructions here to set up the data source: 188.8.131.52. Configuring a Connector/ODBC DSN on Windows
Here is the information you need to set up the data source:
- Data Source Name: Edit Tables on Aten
- Description: (leave blank)
- Server: mysql.atensoftware.com
- User: (provided by email)
- Password: (provided by email)
- Database: (provided by email)
Microsoft Access crashes when linking tables if the name of the MySQL table is too long. We will set up your tables with short names (less than ~15 characters) to avoid this. Each table also needs to have a primary key defined.
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