Access License requirment


  • I am implementing an application in visual studio 2005 and application creates a mdb file using code, so i want to know any license is required for the access database?
    Wednesday, January 30, 2013 9:45 AM


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  • Hello,

    You would only need a license when using MS-Access program, you do not need one for creating or using one via code in your application.


    Wednesday, January 30, 2013 12:21 PM
  • Thanks for the reply.
    Friday, February 01, 2013 11:26 AM
  • I want to add further information:

    The Access Runtime is available as redistributable. So for example the Access 2010 redistributable can be found at

    And in Additional information you can find:
    The Office System Drivers are only supported under certain scenarios, including:
    Desktop applications which read from and write to various files formats including Microsoft Office Access, Microsoft Office Excel and text files.

    So your szenario to use these "Office System Drivers" is supported.

    With kind regards,


    Friday, February 01, 2013 12:25 PM