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Question about Excel & Access

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

  1. W.

    W.
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    I am trying to use Excel (client side) as front-end and have Access
    database(locate in the server) as back-end. If the user does not have Access
    database on their desktop but do have Excel, can they still able to run the
    excel VBA code and retrieve data from Access in the server?
     
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  3. G. Vaught

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    This is a bad idea. Excel is not designed to act as a front-end to Access. I
    also believe Excel will not allow multiple users to use the Access backend.

    If your users need Access, then purchase the Developers edition and you can
    create your database to run on a runtime version. The runtime version is
    royalty free.

    "W." <W@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:AA4CFB37-0B31-4DAC-A0AC-5CE3DA015FCF@microsoft.com...
    >I am trying to use Excel (client side) as front-end and have Access
    > database(locate in the server) as back-end. If the user does not have
    > Access
    > database on their desktop but do have Excel, can they still able to run
    > the
    > excel VBA code and retrieve data from Access in the server?
     
  4. Pieter Wijnen

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    No reason not to pull data into excel via linked data to perform excel
    calculations on it,
    and yes Jet4 (the dbEngine) is installed by default for Win 2000 /XP & can
    be installed on prior releases through MDAC
    MDAC is downloadable from Microsoft.
    It would be a bad idea to modify data through Excel though (In 99.9% of all
    scenarios)

    Pieter



    "G. Vaught" <glvaught@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:eLTG5YOsGHA.4324@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    > This is a bad idea. Excel is not designed to act as a front-end to Access.
    > I also believe Excel will not allow multiple users to use the Access
    > backend.
    >
    > If your users need Access, then purchase the Developers edition and you
    > can create your database to run on a runtime version. The runtime version
    > is royalty free.
    >
    > "W." <W@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:AA4CFB37-0B31-4DAC-A0AC-5CE3DA015FCF@microsoft.com...
    >>I am trying to use Excel (client side) as front-end and have Access
    >> database(locate in the server) as back-end. If the user does not have
    >> Access
    >> database on their desktop but do have Excel, can they still able to run
    >> the
    >> excel VBA code and retrieve data from Access in the server?

    >
    >




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