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Copying ACCESS databases

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

  1. PaulL

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    I am a real newby. I have written a couple of small applications in ACCESS
    that help me in my work, and several colleagues have asked me for copies. I
    have supplied them, but the copies would not allow them to make any new
    reports or macros. So they could not customize. Is there a way of making
    copies of an application that allows for full customizing of the copy?
     
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  3. Steve Schapel

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    Paul,

    If they have a version of Access that is the same or more recent than
    yours, and if you supply them with the MDB (as distinct from a MDE),
    they should be able to do design modifications.

    --
    Steve Schapel, Microsoft Access MVP

    PaulL wrote:
    > I am a real newby. I have written a couple of small applications in ACCESS
    > that help me in my work, and several colleagues have asked me for copies. I
    > have supplied them, but the copies would not allow them to make any new
    > reports or macros. So they could not customize. Is there a way of making
    > copies of an application that allows for full customizing of the copy?
     
  4. PaulL

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    Steve,

    Thanks for the info. I have the Microsoft Office Access 2003 Bible by
    Prague, Irwin and Reardon. Do you happen to know where in this publication I
    can find the instructions to do that? I have been at it for some time now,
    and can't find them. The index, unfortunately, has been of little help.

    Many thanks, again!

    PaulL

    "Steve Schapel" wrote:

    > Paul,
    >
    > If they have a version of Access that is the same or more recent than
    > yours, and if you supply them with the MDB (as distinct from a MDE),
    > they should be able to do design modifications.
    >
    > --
    > Steve Schapel, Microsoft Access MVP
    >
    > PaulL wrote:
    > > I am a real newby. I have written a couple of small applications in ACCESS
    > > that help me in my work, and several colleagues have asked me for copies. I
    > > have supplied them, but the copies would not allow them to make any new
    > > reports or macros. So they could not customize. Is there a way of making
    > > copies of an application that allows for full customizing of the copy?

    >
     
  5. Steve Schapel

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    Paul,

    I have heard that this is a good book, but I don't have it myself.

    Still, it should be easy to ascertain which version of Microsoft Access
    your colleagues have installed on their computers. If it is a different
    version than yours, please let us know which version you used to build
    the application, and which version they have.

    The other point I mentioned, mdb vs mde, you would presumably know. You
    have to explicitly make an mde format, via the Tools/Database Utilities
    menu, and you would know whether you had done that.

    So there you go. So what exactly is the problem the other users are
    experiencing?

    --
    Steve Schapel, Microsoft Access MVP

    PaulL wrote:
    > Steve,
    >
    > Thanks for the info. I have the Microsoft Office Access 2003 Bible by
    > Prague, Irwin and Reardon. Do you happen to know where in this publication I
    > can find the instructions to do that? I have been at it for some time now,
    > and can't find them. The index, unfortunately, has been of little help.
     
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