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Databases using different versions of Access

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

  1. Boz

    Boz
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    Hi,

    I use 5 different databases. 3 or the 5 are only available in Access 97.
    The other 2 use Access 2000. I have both versions installed on my computer.
    The problem I keep running into is trying to open a 97 based database in 2000
    or a 2000 in database in 97.

    I know there are programs available that will allow you to open the correct
    version, but I was hoping that there is a semi simple way to build this
    myself. Any help would be appreciated.

    Linda
     
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  3. Douglas J. Steele

    Douglas J. Steele
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    You can create shortcuts to point to each of the 5 databases. Make sure that
    the shortcut includes the full path to which executable you need to use.

    --
    Doug Steele, Microsoft Access MVP
    http://I.Am/DougSteele
    (no private e-mails, please)


    "Boz" <Boz@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:FAD5E95F-84ED-4ADC-92A8-518E809FE883@microsoft.com...
    > Hi,
    >
    > I use 5 different databases. 3 or the 5 are only available in Access 97.
    > The other 2 use Access 2000. I have both versions installed on my
    > computer.
    > The problem I keep running into is trying to open a 97 based database in
    > 2000
    > or a 2000 in database in 97.
    >
    > I know there are programs available that will allow you to open the
    > correct
    > version, but I was hoping that there is a semi simple way to build this
    > myself. Any help would be appreciated.
    >
    > Linda
    >
     
  4. Tony Toews

    Tony Toews
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    Boz <Boz@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

    >I know there are programs available that will allow you to open the correct
    >version, but I was hoping that there is a semi simple way to build this
    >myself. Any help would be appreciated.


    To add to Doug's reply here is the contents if the Target field in one
    of my shortcuts.

    "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office 2000\Office\MSACCESS.EXE" "Q:\1
    access\NewsgroupAnswers.mdb"

    This forces Access 2000 to open the NewsgroupAnswers MDB.

    Tony
    --
    Tony Toews, Microsoft Access MVP
    Please respond only in the newsgroups so that others can
    read the entire thread of messages.
    Microsoft Access Links, Hints, Tips & Accounting Systems at
    http://www.granite.ab.ca/accsmstr.htm
     

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