in reply to exporting MS ACCESS tables into a CSV file

It realy depends on what OS you are working on. If it is Win32 you will probably want to look at ODBC connections. I think (it has been a while) you will want Win32::ODBC. You can get DBI to work but it is somewhat a bear. Do a search on the monistary I think I made a post about it a while ago for oracle. You just need to change the driver. If you have further questions please send me a message.