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what if clients don't have Microsoft Access

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

  1. Jobob

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    I'm developing a database, but I am not sure if all the clients have Access
    on their machines. Can I distribute this so that anyone can use it regardless
    if they have Microsoft Access or not? If so, how?
     
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  3. Angus Comber

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    If you use the Access 4GL - ie you create forms, etc then your client must
    purchase an Access licence. If however you create a program (could be
    written in C/C++/Delphi/Visual Basic) which accesses an Access database file
    using Jet then your customer does not need an Access licence.

    Angus

    "Jobob" <Jobob@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:F31D2576-3969-45D8-B05E-FF5203365077@microsoft.com...
    > I'm developing a database, but I am not sure if all the clients have

    Access
    > on their machines. Can I distribute this so that anyone can use it

    regardless
    > if they have Microsoft Access or not? If so, how?
     
  4. Douglas J. Steele

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    Not quite.

    It's possible to purchase a royalty-free runtime version of Access that you
    can distribute along with the application. Users who don't already have
    Access can install the run-time and will be able to use the application.
    (They won't, however, be able to make design changes to the forms, reports
    or code)

    Tony Toews has information about this at
    http://www.granite.ab.ca/access/developereditionfaq.htm

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


    "Angus Comber" <nospam@gmail.com> wrote in message
    news:eQ4tvbfpGHA.3820@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    > If you use the Access 4GL - ie you create forms, etc then your client must
    > purchase an Access licence. If however you create a program (could be
    > written in C/C++/Delphi/Visual Basic) which accesses an Access database
    > file
    > using Jet then your customer does not need an Access licence.
    >
    > Angus
    >
    > "Jobob" <Jobob@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:F31D2576-3969-45D8-B05E-FF5203365077@microsoft.com...
    >> I'm developing a database, but I am not sure if all the clients have

    > Access
    >> on their machines. Can I distribute this so that anyone can use it

    > regardless
    >> if they have Microsoft Access or not? If so, how?

    >
    >
     
  5. Angus Comber

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    That's interesting. Wasn't aware of that.

    Angus

    "Douglas J. Steele" <NOSPAM_djsteele@NOSPAM_canada.com> wrote in message
    news:uZjEVhfpGHA.4188@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    > Not quite.
    >
    > It's possible to purchase a royalty-free runtime version of Access that

    you
    > can distribute along with the application. Users who don't already have
    > Access can install the run-time and will be able to use the application.
    > (They won't, however, be able to make design changes to the forms, reports
    > or code)
    >
    > Tony Toews has information about this at
    > http://www.granite.ab.ca/access/developereditionfaq.htm
    >
    > --
    > Doug Steele, Microsoft Access MVP
    > http://I.Am/DougSteele
    > (no private e-mails, please)
    >
    >
    > "Angus Comber" <nospam@gmail.com> wrote in message
    > news:eQ4tvbfpGHA.3820@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    > > If you use the Access 4GL - ie you create forms, etc then your client

    must
    > > purchase an Access licence. If however you create a program (could be
    > > written in C/C++/Delphi/Visual Basic) which accesses an Access database
    > > file
    > > using Jet then your customer does not need an Access licence.
    > >
    > > Angus
    > >
    > > "Jobob" <Jobob@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > > news:F31D2576-3969-45D8-B05E-FF5203365077@microsoft.com...
    > >> I'm developing a database, but I am not sure if all the clients have

    > > Access
    > >> on their machines. Can I distribute this so that anyone can use it

    > > regardless
    > >> if they have Microsoft Access or not? If so, how?

    > >
    > >

    >
    >
     
  6. Joseph Meehan

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    Angus Comber wrote:
    > That's interesting. Wasn't aware of that.
    >
    > Angus
    >
    > "Douglas J. Steele" <NOSPAM_djsteele@NOSPAM_canada.com> wrote in
    > message news:uZjEVhfpGHA.4188@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    >> Not quite.
    >>
    >> It's possible to purchase a royalty-free runtime version of Access
    >> that you can distribute along with the application. Users who don't
    >> already have Access can install the run-time and will be able to use
    >> the application. (They won't, however, be able to make design
    >> changes to the forms, reports or code)
    >>
    >> Tony Toews has information about this at
    >> http://www.granite.ab.ca/access/developereditionfaq.htm
    >>
    >> --
    >> Doug Steele, Microsoft Access MVP
    >> http://I.Am/DougSteele
    >> (no private e-mails, please)
    >>
    >>


    Yea, that's they way it works. The only trouble relates to the cost of
    that version of Access and in some situations, the support of the
    application after it is distributed.

    --
    Joseph Meehan

    Dia duit
     
  7. B

    B
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    I bought a copy of MS Office Developer on Ebay a few years ago (half price).
    Developer has the runtime version. It will package your database in an exe
    or setup file and the end user installs the db. I made a program for a
    company that did not want to buy Access.

    "Joseph Meehan" wrote:

    > Angus Comber wrote:
    > > That's interesting. Wasn't aware of that.
    > >
    > > Angus
    > >
    > > "Douglas J. Steele" <NOSPAM_djsteele@NOSPAM_canada.com> wrote in
    > > message news:uZjEVhfpGHA.4188@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    > >> Not quite.
    > >>
    > >> It's possible to purchase a royalty-free runtime version of Access
    > >> that you can distribute along with the application. Users who don't
    > >> already have Access can install the run-time and will be able to use
    > >> the application. (They won't, however, be able to make design
    > >> changes to the forms, reports or code)
    > >>
    > >> Tony Toews has information about this at
    > >> http://www.granite.ab.ca/access/developereditionfaq.htm
    > >>
    > >> --
    > >> Doug Steele, Microsoft Access MVP
    > >> http://I.Am/DougSteele
    > >> (no private e-mails, please)
    > >>
    > >>

    >
    > Yea, that's they way it works. The only trouble relates to the cost of
    > that version of Access and in some situations, the support of the
    > application after it is distributed.
    >
    > --
    > Joseph Meehan
    >
    > Dia duit
    >
    >
    >
     
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