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Moving from Access97 to Access with MOffice2003

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

  1. Mark

    Mark
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    Hello All,
    Work is thinking of moving to the Access version that comes with
    Office 2003
    We currently use Access97 and in it is a lot of Macros, the kind that
    appears in the Database window also I don't know if there are macros
    lurking elsewhere.
    Among my concerns are:
    Will the present macros work at all?
    If conversion is needed is it simple, straightforward?
    Any sort of backward/forward compatabilty?
    Anything else that could happen?

    I'm pretty nervous about this as the db is mission critical.

    I hope my concerns turn out to be nothing.
    Any kind of guidance would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks,
    Mark
     
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  3. Allen Browne

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    Answers embedded.

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    Allen Browne - Microsoft MVP. Perth, Western Australia.
    Tips for Access users - http://allenbrowne.com/tips.html
    Reply to group, rather than allenbrowne at mvps dot org.

    "Mark" <mjgoo142@yahoo.com.au> wrote in message
    news:6auh72hpbdu4g0ohfppbjst6ibqvkmi4q7@4ax.com...
    > Work is thinking of moving to the Access version that comes with
    > Office 2003
    > We currently use Access97 and in it is a lot of Macros, the kind that
    > appears in the Database window also I don't know if there are macros
    > lurking elsewhere.
    > Among my concerns are:
    > Will the present macros work at all?


    Yes. Macros are virtually unchanged betwen A97 and A2003.

    > If conversion is needed is it simple, straightforward?


    Usually very straightforward. Unless the A97 db originally started out in
    Access 2 and so is using the compatibility layer reference, or you have
    security or other odd things, give it a whirl. The conversion generates a
    new file without damaging the old one.

    > Any sort of backward/forward compatabilty?


    After conversion, Access 97 will not be able to use the Access 2003 mdb of
    course.

    > Anything else that could happen?


    See:
    Converting from Access 97 to Access 2000 and later
    at:
    http://allenbrowne.com/ser-48.html
    for a discussion of setup issues, conversion issues, usability issues, and
    so on.
     

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