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> We have an Access database that needs to be edited by several users.
> Currently, only one person can access at a time to input information.
> Can several users access the database and input information
> simultaneously? I have an Excel spreadsheet that will do this, but
> cannot find out how to do it in Access.
Access by default allows shared use. You don't need to do anything.Reference:: Sikh Philosophy Network http://www.sikhphilosophy.net/showthread.php?t=11958
However there are a few things to consider. First Access performs
multi-user tasks best when it is split, with all the data in one MDB on the
server and separate MDBs for each user on their own machine. Their MDBs
will have their own forms, queries reports etc.
Second if you have more than one person editing at the same time,
something needs to keep them from stepping on one another's toes. That is I
may make a change and you may be editing the same record at the same time
may not see that change and make another inappropriate change to the same
record. Access employs record locking as the traffic cop. Do some research
on record locking as it is a complex subject. Note, that in some versions
of Access not just the one record someone is editing is locked, but
sometimes more than one record may be locked.