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Discussion in 'Information Technology' started by ruff, Jul 28, 2006.
I need to put a database on CD but it always says "read only" how can i make
the cd queryable?
I doubt that you can. Access generates an additional file (called a lock
file, I believe) when it is being used, and therefore requires read/write
permissions for the folder in which it is located.
"ruff" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
>I need to put a database on CD but it always says "read only" how can i
> the cd queryable?
> I need to put a database on CD but it always says "read only" how
> can i make the cd queryable?
CD's by nature are read only even the read-write type.
However you might (I have not tried it) be able to create a new database
on the computer's hard drive and then link to the tables so you can then
create a query in the new database based on the values on the CD. You will
not be able to use an update query.
The fact that the CD is read only should not stop your query from
If the query outputs data to another table, well...then of couse you can't
The suggestion to use linked tables in the above case shoudl work....
Albert D. Kallal (Access MVP)
Edmonton, Alberta Canada