How-to | Utilize MS Access#

Many of our users have shown interest in utilizing MS Access in Dataiku. In the interest of knowledge sharing, we wanted to demonstrate how to do just that.

Open an MS Access file#

  1. Download ucanaccess.

  2. Copy ucanaccess-4.0.4.jar and jackcess-2.1.11.jar (including the ones from lib/) into DATA_DIR/lib/jdbc/ (see Installing database drivers for more details).

  3. Restart Dataiku.

  4. Configure a new connection:

    • JDBC driver class: net.ucanaccess.jdbc.UcanaccessDriver.

    • JDBC URL: jdbc:ucanaccess://<filepath> , e.g. jdbc:ucanaccess:///home/johndoe/Documents/fooDB.accdb.

    • In the SQL Dialect field, select MySQL < 8.

  5. Create a new dataset using this connection to import an MS Access table in Dataiku.

Connect to MS Access file with Date/Time data type#

Be sure to follow the above steps, but utilize UCanAccess 4.0.4.