Questions tagged [ms-access]

A desktop relational database management system from Microsoft. To be used specifically with MS Access and related issues with SQL, macros or VBA in the software.

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Need a spatial database that can be used by QGIS and R

I'm quite new to QGIS and I'm searching for a simple way to create a Database that allows me to use the tables in QGIS and R. I have a lot of data stored in Excel spreadsheets wich will be used for ...
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Reading ODBC connection using QGIS? [closed]

I have a co-worker who manages a large MS Access database that contains X & Y fields for various locations he tracks. We have previously exported the data to CSV and used the QGIS Delimited Text ...
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QGIS 2.4 access .mdb add error

So I followed the instruction here: Can QGIS read an ODBC connection? for adding a .mdb into QGIS. There are great instructions about 1/3 of the way down. But I still can't get it to open. I on ...
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Converting ms-access database into easy to use spatial database

I've recently come into ownership of an MS-Access database (2007 accdb), which I want to be able to use in a GIS. I know a little bit about GIS (I've used QGIS and ArcGIS quite a bit) but very little ...
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How to fix “Unable to initialize ODBC connection to DSN for ALC_AV_CO”?

So I am new to the QGIS community, and I have been trying to bring in some rather large access databases with little to no success. I have windows 7, so I've gone in through administrative tools/Data ...
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How does Personal Geodatabase work from Microsoft Access perspective? [closed]

I am trying to get a better general understanding of how ArcGIS works with MS Access when using a personal geodatabase. If I create a new pgdb and then import a very simple shapefile and finally look ...
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Converting File Geodatabase Table to Access 2007 ACCDB table programmatically?

Does anyone know of a method to convert a File Geodatabase Table into an Access 2007 Table programmatically. I have been trying using the PYODBC library and a series of insert statements but am ...
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Add layer to open mxd using ArcObjects from outside the map document crashes ArcMap

I have an Access database (MS Access 2010) that allows users to enter a variety of land treatment information including associated points, lines, or polygons which users can select and the database ...
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Is there a way to link ArcGIS to MS Access and use that DB?

I have an IT background but I am new to GIS. I recently recieved training using ARCMAP. I have about 5000 farmers that I need to put in a database and access the information using GIS. The vision is ...
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Connecting QGIS to query on MS Access database?

Is there a method to connect to an MS Access database file (.mdb) using QGIS? In particular I need to connect to a query in it. The database does not have spatial data.
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Remote connection to PostGIS?

I have recently setup PostgreSQL and PostGIS on a debian server on a local network in my home, which is working perfectly. I am able to access the db from other machines on the same network using the ...
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Is it possible to add an ArcMap map to a report in Access?

I am using Access to create printable maps where I can change parameters (border colors) on the fly... Currently, I am exporting the maps to JPEG then pulling them in. I would like to import MXD ...
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Import info from mdb file into a project?

I need to import info on a QGIS project. The info are in a MDB file (population, mean age, number of cars and so on: one record per region) that is written to be connected with a region shape from an ...
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Why can't I export XY data to a shapefile?

I have added a table from Access to ArcMap, and then used 'Display XY data' to plot points. When I then try to export the Events to a shapefile I get an error message telling me: "Error exporting ...
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How to embed a map into Access Database?

I am developing a database for my organisation that could be spatially enabled. I have to use MS Access 2007 on Windows and am therefore looking for any possibilities to incorporate my Access ...
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Connecting QGIS to ODBC database (MS Access *.accdb) [closed]

Has anybody managed to successfully connect to open a MS Access *.accdb database from QGIS using ODBC? All the Q&A, tutorials, guides and videos I've found work with *.mdb files and ESRI ...
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Using Python to discriminate Personal Geodatabases and MS Access Databases

I need to list a server's geodatabases, to analyze and process them. My users are however creating both personal geodatabases and MS Access geodatabases. Listing mdb files reports both types of ...
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Using SSURGO data without MS Access?

I'm building a GIS for a large-scale family farm. We don't have a lot of resources to devote to this, as it's a new part of the farming operation and therefore viewed with some reserved skepticism. ...
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QGIS 64-bit ODBC set up link to 32-bit Access on win7

I am trying to set up a an ODBC link to Access 2007 32-bit but not having any success. My system is a win7 pro 64-bit and I have QGIS 64-bit installed. Here are the steps I have already tried. Set ...
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How to import an Access database to GeoDjango?

I'm a I've just inherited a pile of institutional geodata that's stored in an MS Access database. I need to pull that data out into a format that I can work with in GeoDjango--so I'm OK with ...
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Editing 2007 MS Access *.accdb using OLE DB connection?

Can you edit a 2007 MS Access .accdb file format using the OLE DB connection? I have made the connection using the following: Connecting to a 2007 Microsoft Access database (.accdb) in ArcGIS I can ...
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GeoDatabase to KML Conversion

I have some US Forest Service GIS data which is a set of roads and trails an Accesss Database, also commonly referred to a GeoDatabase or a Personal GeoDatabase. Its a standard Access MDB File. From a ...
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Converting Python script for QGIS?

I am still a novice in python, but I have the long term goal to create a plugin one day. The first step to this plugin is a test with QGIS python scripts to convert an Access mdb into sqlite db and ...
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MS Access and geocoding in ArcGIS

We are a small non-profit. We use a fairly complex MS Access application to track everything. We would very much like to geocode addresses in our application and display the results on a map. In ...
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How can I use a variable to specify which field to update with arcpy.UpdateCursor?

I am writing a script that cycles through several different point shapefiles, finds how many lie within a given area and the writes the outcome to a table in an Access database. I've used an search ...
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can Well Known Text tables be used effectively, stored in Access or Base?

My question is: How do I import WKT text data back into QGIS, and how useful could Base or Access be in storing the data using WKT rather than spatially enabling it within a proper GIS database, like ...
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Open .mdb files in QGIS 2.14.1

I Use QGIS ver 2.14.1 I've got a little problem here I already following how to open mdb at link below : QGIS 2.4 access .mdb add error But error dialog box always pop out when I click "OK" (after ...
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Using ArcObjects, how to convert an Access table into a proper geodatabase table?

I have inherited an ArcGIS application that creates a number of access database tables. I'd like to use ArcObjects to convert them to proper geodatabase tables, which I understand to mean simply ...
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Zoom to Polygon in Arcmap from Access

I am attempting to Zoom from an Access record to a specific polygon in ArcMAP but I can't seem to get the function to work. The field in Access is identical to the field in arcmap. I.E. they both ...
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ArcGIS 10 MapControls in MS Access, can it be done?

In the past (9.3 ArcGIS) I was able to develop forms in MS Access where I could drop a MapControl on and have GIS functionality all within Access as long as ArcMap was installed on the same machine. ...
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MapInfo 10.5.1 Update and MS Access Database

I am having problems with a database that I have developed. The data uses MapInfo for any of the spatial parts of it. I installed the update to MapInfo 10.5.1 and I now get an error when I am trying ...
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How to get data from Access to QGIS?

Currently there is the following software in use: Win10 Clients, MS Access, ArcView 3.2 from year 1999 There are 3 common workflows, I describe one: Within the MS Access Form a Dataset is selected ...
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Display Access query in ArcMap

I have an Access database and have some built in queries in the database. The same data is stored in geodatabase with the spatial information. Now I want to follow this process: Access-> push out ...
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Spatial Database Connection String

From MS Access, I'd like to create a link to the attribute table of an SDE feature class in a spatial database. For example, I have the following connection string which works for an OLE DB ...
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Linking ArcGIS to Access

I am working to link spatial data in ArcGIS 10.3.1 (parcels with many attributes) to an Access database of customers. Initially all I need is to identify which parcels are in my database and append ...
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Transfer data from access mdb to personal geodatabase (OLE, Python scripting)

I am very new in Python. And I guess I need to use lots of Python here. I have MS Access 2003-2007 database (mdb format) and personal geodatabase (mdb). I created a tool in Access that imports data ...
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How to Export Datalayer to Access 2010?

I'm working with ArcGIS v10.1 and MS Access 2010. Can you export a datalayer directly into Access 2010 (.accdb)? This was possible under using older versions of ArcGIS with Access 2003. I created a ...
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Why does ArcMap connect to a Personal Geodatabase (PGDB) even when no feature classes (or tables?) are referenced in the MXD?

I have an odd question from a user in the same goverment that I work for. When he opens a .MXD-project in ArcMAP a Personal Geodatabase also opens that is not part of the project and does not have ...
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Geoserver Link to External MS-Access Database

Is there a way that I can link a shape (as a polygon, with a LINK_ID = 12345) from Geoserver and have it open or link to the specific information (LINK_ID_DB = 12345) within an online Web Microsoft ...
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Can the Reporting Tool in ArcMap connect to Auxiliary data, like Excel tables?

Is it possible in ArcMap 10, using the reporting tool, to connect a report to non-spatial data, like from Excel or Access tables?
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Refreshing QGIS project after updating MS Access Database?

I already connected the MS Access DB to QGIS via ODBC. Moreover, I applied the tool "create point layer from table" and I got all points from the DB (longitude/latitude coordinates) on my map. And ...
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What's long binary data?

I'm trying to turn data in a Microsoft Access file into an ArcGIS-10 layer. The table contains a column labeled "shape." Each line in this column reads "long binary data." What's that?
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Getting number of tables loaded with integrated mapping

I am integrating a MapInfo map into a form in an Access database. I am trying to find out the number of tables loaded but NumTables() and MapperInfo() are both getting "unrecognized command" errors. ...
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Does it matter whether I use ArcCatalog or Access to compact a geodatabase?

I've been tasked with compacting some of the personal geodatabases (MDB files) in our office every few weeks. These reside on a couple of separate file servers. I have been using ArcCatalog to do ...
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Connecting to non geodatabase MS Access database using ArcObjects

I am trying to connect to an MS Access database from a program I have written in VB.Net with ArcObjects 10.0. My MS Access database is not a personal geodatabase so apparently I have to connect to ...
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Understanding How ArcGIS Displays Non Spatial Data Created in Microsoft Access

I am working on getting American Community Survey(ACS) data into SDE table format. I have managed to import all the text files downloaded from ACS into excel and then imported to Access for further ...
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Create a point shapefile from table in .accdb database

I am a beginner in Python. I have a database in .accdb format of Access 2007. The database has a table called "T_point_RT" which has point data. I want to create a point shapefile from North and Est ...
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Why can't I create a feature class in ArcCatalog when using a .MDB file?

I am trying to use an access database with geographic information in ArcCatalog. I created the database as a .accdb and backsaved to a .mdb format. I can create a 'shapefile', but not a 'File and ...
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Link Excel Table to Access/Arcmap Personal Geodatabase Table

My overall goal: My coworkers have an excel table which they update/use frequently. The table is not in a format that arcmap can decipher. Therefore, I've created a locked sheet (in the format I ...
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Is it possible to import a KMZ file in to access with VBA?

I am building an MS Access database and am a beginner but have experience with VBA coding in excel (including the generation of KML files). In theory, is it possible to import a KMZ file in to ...