Support Connection to Access (.accdb) in ArcGIS PRO

Idea created by FranEvanisko on Dec 29, 2018

    I don't understand why ESRI would not provide the capability to connect to Access databases in ArcGIS Pro.  ESRI should understand that many users who are not part of a large organization with a database manager are likely using Microsoft Access to store attribute data required for analysis,  and that ArcGIS PRO should certainly provide a way to connecting to it.  The OLE DB connections in ArcGIS works just fine.


    In the past I downloaded SQLServer 2008 R2,  and transferred Access tables and views based on queries into it.  It worked pretty well.  I was thinking I could do the same thing with this computer,  but apparently Windows 10 does not support SQL Server 2008 R2.  I’m hoping there is something similar available through Microsoft.  I would hate to need to make the investment in SQL Server, just so I can learn how to work with databases in PRO.


    ESRI should certainly provide connection to Access .accdb databases.

    This is a Duplicate of Microsoft Access (.accdb) Support in ArcGIS Pro.  Please visit that idea to vote and comment.