bangers has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:
One of our customers wants to send us data in a Microsoft Access database (.MDB). I need to parse the data, slice it, dice it, reformat it and upload it into our MySQL database for analysis. We don't need to write to the Access database, just read it. After which the Access DB is archived.
I am trying to find a Perl library which can parse an Access file in the same way the excellent Spreadsheet::ParseExcel parses an Excel file. I'd rather not install drivers to allow a DB connection, even if they exist in Linux. Use of Windows is not an option and I'll probably be burned at the stake if I even suggest trying to use it.