Easysoft JDBC-Access Gateway User's Guide - Preface

About this manual

This manual is intended for use by anyone who wants to install the Easysoft JDBC-Access Gateway, configure it, and then access Microsoft Access databases from Java.

Chapter Guide

Intended Audience

The sections written for the Microsoft Windows platform require some familiarity with the use of buttons, menus, icons and text boxes. If you have any experience of Apple Macintosh computers, Microsoft Windows or the X Window System, you will have no difficulty with these sections.

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Introduces the Easysoft JDBC-Access Gateway.


Explains how to install the Easysoft JDBC-Access Gateway.


Explains how to use the Easysoft JDBC-Access Gateway to connect to your Access database from Java.


Technical Reference and Glossary


Throughout this manual, Windows refers generically to Microsoft Windows 7, 8, 2012 R2, 10, 2016, 2019 or 2022, which are trademarks of the Microsoft Corporation. The X Window system is specifically excluded from this and is referred to as The X Window Systemor just X.

Note also that although the name UNIX is a registered trademark of The Open Group, the term has come to encompass a whole range of UNIX-like operating systems, including the free, public Linux and even the proprietary Solaris. Easysoft use Unix (note the case) as a general term covering the wide range of Open and proprietary operating systems commonly understood to be Unix `flavors'.

Easysoft and Easysoft Data Access are trademarks of Easysoft Limited.