How to stop Access 2007 user from corrupting an Access 2003 Databa


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The_bald_head

Hi,

I have an Access 2003 system with multiple corporate users with Office /
Access 2003 installed.

The company is going through an Office / Access upgrade to 2007, one person
has been upgraded so far and everytime this person opens the system, they
corrupt the database.

Is there a workaround / add in / plug in that I or my user can install / do
that will stop this from happening until I or the majority of my users are
using 2007?

Thanking you in anticpation.
 
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Gina Whipp

The_bald_head,

What I didn't *hear* was they all have their own FE. If that is the case,
and they are sharing the same FE, then yes this will cause issues. The
References are getting confused between the different versions. For help on
splitting see...


http://www.members.shaw.ca/AlbertKallal/Articles/split/

http://allenbrowne.com/ser-01.html


You may also want to take a look at MVP Tom Wickerath's article...

http://www.accessmvp.com:80/TWickerath/articles/multiuser.htm


To handle the update of multiple front ends see...

http://www.autofeupdater.com/

....HOWEVER, if the FE is not the case please explain what you mean by
corruption. Error messages?

--
Gina Whipp
2010 Microsoft MVP (Access)

"I feel I have been denied critical, need to know, information!" - Tremors
II

http://www.regina-whipp.com/index_files/TipList.htm
 
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T

The_bald_head

Hi Gina,

Splitting a "Mickey Mouse" Access system is too much hazzle and maintenance.

What I have done to resolve this is to ensure both 2003 & 2007 users
"Default File Format" is set to "Access 2002 - 2003".

Thanks for trying to help.
 
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Gina Whipp

The_bald_head,

However, even a *Mickey Mouse* front end will get confused because the
References are trying to set to the version it's being opened by. Setting
the *Default File Format* does nothing for the References.

Each Access version has *Default* References... Access 2003 uses the
Microsoft Access 11.0 Object Library and Access 2007 uses the Microsoft
Access 12.0 Object Library. Nothing you set will change that. Think of it
like two keys, one to your house and one to the neighbors house, while they
may *look* the same there is a tiny little difference that causes only one
key to work with it's prospective house. So you can either use the proper
key with the correct house or expect problems.

Please split your *Mickey Mouse* database. What you can do AND mind you I
do not recommend this but you can at the very least, give the Access 2007
Users one front end and the Access 2003 Users another front end. As for the
maintenance part, have a look at this by Toney Toews...

http://www.autofeupdater.com/

It will take care of updating multiple front ends for when you have updates.

--
Gina Whipp
2010 Microsoft MVP (Access)

"I feel I have been denied critical, need to know, information!" - Tremors
II

http://www.regina-whipp.com/index_files/TipList.htm

Hi Gina,

Splitting a "Mickey Mouse" Access system is too much hazzle and maintenance.

What I have done to resolve this is to ensure both 2003 & 2007 users
"Default File Format" is set to "Access 2002 - 2003".

Thanks for trying to help.
 

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