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Database reporting changesto forms when this is untrue

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

  1. Rich K

    Rich K
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    Hi all,

    I am an IT support techie for a company using a Access Database to hold
    information for document control. The problem we are having is that the
    database was recently copied for use by another part of the company and since
    then our Engineering Admin has been receiving some odd errors on an
    intermitant basis. Sometime upon closing the database a message will pop up
    saying that the "main screen" (our central form) has been changed since the
    last time you opened it either by another user or because another instance of
    it was opened on this machine.

    Now we are sure that there is no link between the copy that was taken of the
    database and the original version in use with the admin however we are at a
    loss as to how 1 user with only 1 copy of the database running could produce
    such an error as they do not have access to the form design screen. The
    database is stored on our central Win2k3 server and accessed through a
    shortcut on the user's desktop but i'm not sure if this would make the
    difference? Any thoughts?

    Many Thanks
     
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  3. Arvin Meyer [MVP]

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    "Rich K" <Rich K @discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:DBA515E0-85AB-49AF-AA9F-3A1F0B8AEC22@microsoft.com...
    > The
    > database is stored on our central Win2k3 server and accessed through a
    > shortcut on the user's desktop but i'm not sure if this would make the
    > difference? Any thoughts?


    Actually, that could be the reason. Databases designed for multiple use
    should be split with only the data tables on the server linked to individual
    copies of the application (forms, etc.) on each workstation.
    --
    Arvin Meyer, MCP, MVP
    Microsoft Access
    Free Access downloads
    http://www.datastrat.com
    http://www.mvps.org/access
     
  4. Rick Brandt

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    Rich K wrote:
    > Hi all,
    >
    > I am an IT support techie for a company using a Access Database to
    > hold information for document control. The problem we are having is
    > that the database was recently copied for use by another part of the
    > company and since then our Engineering Admin has been receiving some
    > odd errors on an intermitant basis. Sometime upon closing the
    > database a message will pop up saying that the "main screen" (our
    > central form) has been changed since the last time you opened it
    > either by another user or because another instance of it was opened
    > on this machine.
    >
    > Now we are sure that there is no link between the copy that was taken
    > of the database and the original version in use with the admin
    > however we are at a loss as to how 1 user with only 1 copy of the
    > database running could produce such an error as they do not have
    > access to the form design screen. The database is stored on our
    > central Win2k3 server and accessed through a shortcut on the user's
    > desktop but i'm not sure if this would make the difference? Any
    > thoughts?
    >
    > Many Thanks


    In this case "another user" really means "another process". Having two forms
    editing the same record or editing a record in a form while simultaneously
    running an update query against the table affecting the same record are common
    ways to trigger that error.

    Without knowing more about your form and what the user is doing it would be
    difficult to pinpoint any further.

    --
    Rick Brandt, Microsoft Access MVP
    Email (as appropriate) to...
    RBrandt at Hunter dot com
     
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