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Discussion in 'Information Technology' started by Tech Geek 1234, Jul 28, 2006.

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  1. Tech Geek 1234

    Tech Geek 1234
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    I am researching Data Access Pages for a project at work. I've seen a couple
    people's comments that DAP's did not work well for them and they do not like
    them. Has anyone used them and would recommend them?

    I would also appreciate any help on where I can find more
    information/discussion, on how DAP's work and are used. Perhaps even
    examples.

    My company has an Intranet. My department is considering our options for
    creating a "contact management" database to put it in simplest, and it would
    be nice if part of it could be accessed through the Intranet for research and
    data entry. People would also access the database itself through our network
    when they're connected. The database will be pretty robust and probably have
    table links to other sources. In addition, more than one person will be in
    it at a time, up to around 20 is possible at this point. It would be great
    if I could create web pages/forms that can be accessed from anywhere.

    Any thoughts?

    Also, what does "deprecating" mean? :) I can't find it at Dictionary.com!
    I read a posting that Access is "deprecating" DAP's; what does that mean?
     
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  3. Don

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    I can help you with the meaning of deprecating. Its common usage now means
    "to bellittle or mildly disparage". Its older meaning was "to express
    disapproval of". Sorry I can't help with your main question.
    --
    Don


    "Tech Geek 1234" wrote:

    > I am researching Data Access Pages for a project at work. I've seen a couple
    > people's comments that DAP's did not work well for them and they do not like
    > them. Has anyone used them and would recommend them?
    >
    > I would also appreciate any help on where I can find more
    > information/discussion, on how DAP's work and are used. Perhaps even
    > examples.
    >
    > My company has an Intranet. My department is considering our options for
    > creating a "contact management" database to put it in simplest, and it would
    > be nice if part of it could be accessed through the Intranet for research and
    > data entry. People would also access the database itself through our network
    > when they're connected. The database will be pretty robust and probably have
    > table links to other sources. In addition, more than one person will be in
    > it at a time, up to around 20 is possible at this point. It would be great
    > if I could create web pages/forms that can be accessed from anywhere.
    >
    > Any thoughts?
    >
    > Also, what does "deprecating" mean? :) I can't find it at Dictionary.com!
    > I read a posting that Access is "deprecating" DAP's; what does that mean?
     
  4. Ken Snell \(MVP\)

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    See microsoft.public.access.dataaccess.pages newsgroup for some more info
    about DAPs.

    Deprecating means that Microsoft will not support the building / editing of
    DAPs as a regular feature in 2007 ACCESS in acmdb file format, but 2007
    ACCESS will still run DAPs for earlier versions.

    DAPs are significantly different from regular ACCESS -- they must use
    VBScript, not VBA; they use ADO recordsets, not DAO; they are limited as to
    when queries are updatable or not (often not updatable even if the same
    query is updatable in regular form); they have very little debugging
    capability and almost no error messages when script is wrong and no compiler
    errors provided; they have numerous ideosnycracies that are not well
    documented; you cannot do DLookup or other types of features for displaying
    related data on a DAP; cannot produce reports; etc.

    I've done some work with them for a special application, but I do not prefer
    using them at all. Too many hours needed to figure out what I already know
    is easy to do in regular ACCESS, and then the limits are frustrating.
    --

    Ken Snell
    <MS ACCESS MVP>



    "Tech Geek 1234" <TechGeek1234@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:0E57D255-A8CE-4B07-9093-14D39D751067@microsoft.com...
    >I am researching Data Access Pages for a project at work. I've seen a
    >couple
    > people's comments that DAP's did not work well for them and they do not
    > like
    > them. Has anyone used them and would recommend them?
    >
    > I would also appreciate any help on where I can find more
    > information/discussion, on how DAP's work and are used. Perhaps even
    > examples.
    >
    > My company has an Intranet. My department is considering our options for
    > creating a "contact management" database to put it in simplest, and it
    > would
    > be nice if part of it could be accessed through the Intranet for research
    > and
    > data entry. People would also access the database itself through our
    > network
    > when they're connected. The database will be pretty robust and probably
    > have
    > table links to other sources. In addition, more than one person will be
    > in
    > it at a time, up to around 20 is possible at this point. It would be
    > great
    > if I could create web pages/forms that can be accessed from anywhere.
    >
    > Any thoughts?
    >
    > Also, what does "deprecating" mean? :) I can't find it at
    > Dictionary.com!
    > I read a posting that Access is "deprecating" DAP's; what does that mean?
     

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