Recently, I need to run a .accdb file in Ubuntu. I use ubuntu 14.04 LTS version. I tried to run with LibreOffice Base. But failed. And thanks to AskUbuntu. I got the solution from there.
We can use the UCanAccess JDBC driver to connect to Access databases (.mdb and .accdb) in LibreOffice Base. Here’s how I did it on a clean install of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS.
First, I installed LibreOffice Base itself
sudo apt-get install libreoffice-base
Then I downloaded UCanAccess to my Downloads folder and unzipped it.
I launched LibreOffice (not Base, just LibreOffice itself)
and chose Tools > Options
On the Advanced tab I clicked the “Class Path…” button
and then added the following five (5) JAR files using the “Add Archive…” button:
/home/abrar/Downloads/UCanAccess-188.8.131.52-bin/ucanaccess-184.108.40.206.jar /home/abrar/Downloads/UCanAccess-220.127.116.11-bin/lib/commons-lang-2.6.jar /home/abrar/Downloads/UCanAccess-18.104.22.168-bin/lib/commons-logging-1.1.1.jar /home/abrar/Downloads/UCanAccess-22.214.171.124-bin/lib/hsqldb.jar /home/abrar/Downloads/UCanAccess-126.96.36.199-bin/lib/jackcess-2.1.0.jar
Note that you must close and re-open LibreOffice for the new Class Path values to take effect.
Then I launched LibreOffice Base, and in Step 1 of the wizard I chose “Connect to an existing database (JDBC)”
The Access file I wanted to manipulate was named “baseTest.accdb” in my Downloads folder, so in Step 2 the “Datasource URL” was
and the “JDBC driver class” was
In Step 3, I left the “User name” field empty and just clicked “Next >>”.
In Step 4, I saved the LibreOffice Base database as “accdbTest.odb” in my Documents folder.
When the wizard completed it opened my LibreOffice database and I could see the tables in the .accdb file