in reply to exporting MS ACCESS tables into a CSV file

If you can export to Excel, you should be able to read it in with Spreadsheet::ParseExcel (if its saved as the correct version, apparently)

Update: I wrote a little dumper for you - hopefully this will help a little. I don't have aparently do have access, so I tested it with it and MySQL, but I think it turns out that DBI's methods are the same for both. All this does is dump all the tables of a database in files of the tables' names, delimited by tabs, but you can easily change that to whatever you want (I just like tabs :-)...
use DBI; my $dbh = DBI->connect("dbi:ODBC:db_test","Admin","password-here", {Ra +iseError => 1, PrintError => 1, AutoCommit => 1} ); my $sel = $dbh->prepare("SELECT [Name] FROM MSysObjects WHERE [Type] = + 1 and [Name] not like 'MSys%'"); $sel->execute; my @tables; while (my ($tab) = $sel->fetchrow_array) { push(@tables, $tab) } $sel->finish; for (@tables) { my $sel = $dbh->prepare("SELECT * FROM $_;"); $sel->execute(); open(DBF,">$_"); print DBF join("\t", @{$sel->{NAME}}), "\n"; while(my (@r) = $sel->fetchrow_array) { for (0..$#r) { $r[$_] =~ s/[\n\r\t]/\?/sg } print DBF join("\t", @r), "\n"; } close(DBF); $sel->finish; }

Really hope this helps,

Update2: The following help is pulled from here:

Update 3: I could seriously pull my hair out - OK! The code above now works with Microsucks Access - it appears that Access's version of SQL has been totally butchered. Also - make sure you set your permissions correctly within Access so you can access the MSysObjects hidden table... ARGH- MS... err, Access... {rage boils}

Search keywods: show tables in Microsoft Access using SQL - Microsoft Access user permissions

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