Microsoft Access

Microsoft Office Access 2003

Database application: Part of Microsoft Office 2003

Internal Version: 11.0.

Application Details:

Version: 2003
License: Retail
Votes: Marked as obsolete
Latest Rating: Bronze
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.7.10

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Test Results

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What works

Open databases, enter values in forms, save database with new values, open tables, create new tables

Parts that do work are quite stable and usable (which means that you can use a db created under Windows, enter values in it and save them)

What does not

assistants, create forms, fetch field information from other tables, edit forms


What was not tested

Everything else.

Hardware tested


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Additional Comments

Before you can work with the program,you will have to install: winetricks (sudo port install winetricks) And through winetricks: jet40 corefonts vb6run vcrun2008

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowopenSUSE 12.3 x86_64Jan 15 20141.7.10Yes Yes BronzeRosanne 
ShowopenSUSE 11.4 x86_64Jul 29 20111.3.25Yes Yes BronzeRosanne 
CurrentMac OS X 10.5 "Leopard"Dec 07 20111.2.2Yes Yes Bronzean anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 10.10 "Maverick" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Nov 08 20101.2.1Yes Yes GarbageDaniel Lamando 
ShowUbuntu 9.10 "Karmic" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Dec 28 20091.1.35Yes Yes Garbagean anonymous user 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
11336 typing an open parenthesis "(" in vba causes an error in excel 2003 NEW View
29255 Microsoft Office 2003, 2007 & 2010 applications do not print OTF NEW View
47208 Wine-staging's "winebuild-Fake_Dlls" cause Office 2019 to say "IOPL not enabled" NEW View

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HowTo / Notes


Install jet40 with winetricks to enable creating and opening databases.

   sudo apt-get install -y winetricks

   sh winetricks corefonts vcrun6 riched20 jet40


The following comments are owned by whoever posted them. WineHQ is not responsible for what they say.

Wine 3.17+ non-worked input field on some forms
by Arano-kai on Monday October 22nd 2018, 4:45
If You get tiny non-worked input fields (such as in search/replace form), install riched20.
Getting it running...
by Daniel Lamando on Monday November 8th 2010, 15:26
Install these winetricks if you are having trouble running Access:

corefonts mdac28 jet40 vb6run

This gets my install kinda working, but it takes FOREVER and a half to render my forms, unhiding the database window won't work (it's not listed in Unhide), and switchboards fail spectacularly.