Monday, 24 November 2014

NextReports & MS Acccess

NextReports will be able to create reports on MS Access Databases from version which will come after 7.3. (it may be 7.4 or 8.0, time will decide)

The newly born Java 8 has pushed Java driver implementations in a good direction. Java 8 has removed the JDBC-ODBC Bridge functionality. Now, database vendors without a pure Java JDBC driver are forced to create such drivers.

UCanAccess is a relatively new open source JDBC driver which allows to read/write Microsoft Access database. NextReports is now using it.

A simple connection definition has to specify the full path to access database file:


A new dialect was added and users can now create Next reports as with any other supported type of database:


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