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Access DB at Maximum Size

Discussion in 'Information Technology' started by ryanp37, Jul 28, 2006.

  1. ryanp37

    ryanp37
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    Hello All,

    I'm hoping the you all might assist me with a messy problem I have run
    into. I have an existing database which contains linkages to over 250
    ..DBF files. Estbalishing these linkages was a very manual and labor
    intensive process. I have inadvertantly exceeded the 2 GIG database
    limit by running several make table queries from these .DBF files
    (Should have known better). As you know, regardless of what I do at
    this point, I cannot compact the Database. Is there a way for me to
    make a copy of the database in such a way that I can retain the
    linkages to the numerous DBF files or am I out of luck here and hence
    relegated to relinking all the files. Alternatively, is there some way
    that I can get the exisiting database to compact? I am running MS
    Access 2000. Many thanks.
     
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  3. Jerry Whittle

    Jerry Whittle
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    If you don't need the tables that you created, delete them then compact and
    repair.

    If you do need these tables, open a new mdb database file and import them
    into it. Then delete from the original file.

    You could try using the database splitter tool to remove all the tables.

    Whatever you do, make a good, safe backup of what you have not in case
    something goes from bad to worse.
    --
    Jerry Whittle
    Light. Strong. Cheap. Pick two. Keith Bontrager - Bicycle Builder.


    "ryanp37" wrote:

    > Hello All,
    >
    > I'm hoping the you all might assist me with a messy problem I have run
    > into. I have an existing database which contains linkages to over 250
    > ..DBF files. Estbalishing these linkages was a very manual and labor
    > intensive process. I have inadvertantly exceeded the 2 GIG database
    > limit by running several make table queries from these .DBF files
    > (Should have known better). As you know, regardless of what I do at
    > this point, I cannot compact the Database. Is there a way for me to
    > make a copy of the database in such a way that I can retain the
    > linkages to the numerous DBF files or am I out of luck here and hence
    > relegated to relinking all the files. Alternatively, is there some way
    > that I can get the exisiting database to compact? I am running MS
    > Access 2000. Many thanks.
    >
    >
     
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