Steve wrote:

> I'm considering learning Ruby.  I have no programming experience yet.  I 
> was wondering if it's possibly to write applications in Ruby that can use 
> and change the data in my MS Access files.

Absolutely. Database are designed to access a wide warehouse of data through 
a narrow interface. Narrow interfaces are easy to port to new languages. 
Ruby will see tables of data, just like Visual Basic or C++ will.

Google Ruby DBI DAO or Ruby DBI ADO.

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