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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • No need to boot into Windows. Just use MDB Tools [sourceforge.net] to extract the data from the .mdb and load it into something more sensible.
    • Regrettably, the instructor requires that we be able to read and write to the file as part of our Java classes. When I turn in my work, he has to run it. That doesn't work too well if I'm using Postgres or something like that :)

      I'm half tempted to send him a link to SQLite.com, but I understand where he's coming from. His job is much easier if he can use technologies that most of his students can use automatically and he has no problem debugging.

      In other news, my box is now clean, a firewall and anti

      • His job is much easier if he can use technologies that most of his students can use automatically and he has no problem debugging.

        Yes, I'm sure it would be. Why is he using Access again? :)

    • I understand where he's coming from. He's coming from an assumption that his students are idiots who only know how to drive the Windows tools that they were taught in secretarial college. This may even be a correct assumption :-)