[Qgis-developer] direct mdb read in QGis?

Giovanni Manghi giovanni.manghi at gmail.com
Tue Mar 20 12:32:27 EDT 2012

if you use QGIS compiled against gdal 1.9 (as it is now in osgeo4w)
you'll get out of the box support for the personal geodatabase format. I
just tested and it seems to work fine.


-- Giovanni --

On Tue, 2012-03-20 at 09:30 -0700, haubourg wrote:
> Hi all, 
> For my own use, I access mdb's through ODBC access and it works fine. It is
> not quite user-friendly since you first have to define a user or system dsn
> and then fill the connection form in qgis. 
> Bigger problem for me, I deployed QGis on 5 Citrix servers (300 users), and
> user-defined-DSN's are disabled for security reasons.. Access to the MS DSN
> manager is locked too.. 
> *So I have no way to allow qgis users to read MS Access mdb's. *
> I have seen that OGR 1.9 allows optionnal direct access connections: 
> http://www.gdal.org/ogr/drv_mdb.html http://www.gdal.org/ogr/drv_mdb.html .
> So, my question: Is it reasonnable (technically) to ask for direct access to
> mdb's databases in Qgis? Is it hard work or not? Do we need to use Java
> Jackcess library as mentionned in OGR doc?  Is it an OGR issue instead of
> Qgis?
> I would be pleased to know if I'm alone with this concern.. thanks for your
> feedbacks
> /NB:  I do want classical access to non geographical tables and not esri's
> mdb layers. /
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