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How to convert MDB to XLS with Birdie Access to Excel Converter

How to convert MDB to XLS with Birdie Access to Excel Converter

For those of you who are using the newer versions of Microsoft's database management software, MS Access, MDB is an old file type designed as the native format for MS Access database files up to the 2007 version. Afterwards, the MDB format was replaced with the newer and more efficient ACCDB (although you can still save your databases as MDB files). As you might already know, Excel is Microsoft's popular spreadsheet application that uses XLS and XLSX (newer format) as filename extensions for created documents.

Converting MDB files to XLS documents can prove to be quite useful in several situations. For example, you can transform your MS Access database into an Excel file so that you can easily edit the content or import the data into another application. You can also choose to convert these files from one format to another, if you want to create a backup of your database or view its content on another system without having to install MS Access.

Now, I will show you how to perform the conversion process with Birdie Access to Excel Converter 2.5 (Shareware $25.00) by Birdie Software. I have chosen this tool, because it provides one of the fastest and easiest ways you can convert MDB files to XLS format. The simple and straightforward interface this program comes with also helped with the decision.

Tutorial assets

You will need to download the following software to keep up with this tutorial.

Even though this application is shareware ($25.00), it offers a free trial that will only convert the first 10 rows from each table in your MDB database.

This is how you can convert MDB files to XLS documents:

Step 1

Select the Access database file you want to convert.

Step 2

Select the destination file (either type the path for the output file or browse for a specific location).

Step 3

Click on the "Convert" button.

After purchasing the full version of Birdie Access to Excel Converter, you will be able to convert records, table, stored procedures, classes, triggers, and more to XLS files or batch convert MDB files without any file size limitations.

Conclusion

Well done! Now you have your XLS file ready to be used and stored in the location specified at "Step 2". With Birdie Access to Excel Converter 2.5 (Shareware $25.00), converting your MDB databases to XLS files can prove to be a very fast and efficient solution (even though the free trial version is pretty limited). If you want to search for other applications with more advanced features, then check the related programs list below.

  • Very easy to use
  • Very fast conversion speed
  • Limited free trial

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