I have created a few split multiuser databases in Access 97 that my company has used over the past few years. Currently, we are trying to move everything to a new network server. When I did a simple copy and paste on Friday moving everything to the other server it seemed to work fine. Until I tried to open any of the databases. I kept getting the message that they all were read only.
Do I need to bring the database back together before transferring it? I also plan on converting the databases to Access 2003. What precautions should I take in doing this?
Thanks for any and all information you can pass along.
Currently I have an Access dB that was developed in A2003 but we are currently using A2010, it is accessed by multiple users that all have a frontend locally on there own networked PC's, with the backends etc on an old NT server, we are having problems with new technology accessing the NT server so it's well past time we got shut of it
We have a share on our network that has been made available to us to migrate all our NT server files to, Here's my problem, on testing the procedure I copied the database backend and .mdw file over to the share then tried to open the dB where upon i got the following error message
Cannot open microsoft Access database information file
On further investigation it seems that both the back end and the .mdw file have copied over with no content i.e filesize is 0kB, not only that the originals also seem to have had there content "deleted" a simple copy shouldn't have done this (I did have a backup btw)
So the database I have right now is split, with the back end on our server. Everything has been going great, however there are several second time delays when loading large forms, queries, etc. I've heard that moving the back end to an sql server is the way to go for speed.All forms and queries are on front end of database. Tables are located on the back end which is sitting on the server.
Hi, My access database's tables are currently linked to an excel document. My question is, how do I move my database to the network? Currently when I move the the database to the network no one can open my tables because the link goes to my documents on my computer which they can't access on the network. So how do I move the database and maintain the link between the database and my tables?
I have a database that I've created for someone else to use. It's split into a front and back end. The user will be placing the front end on her desktop PC and the back end on a network server.
She also will be taking the database home to use from time to time. My problem is that when the database is split, upon opening, it looks for the back end on the network drive, which is unavailable when she's away from the office.
Is there a way to tell the Access to look in a directory relative to the one it's in?
I am working in Microsoft Access 2010 and wanted to move tables from a number of databases to a "Master List of Tables" without having to manually recreate them. The purpose is to have this "Master List" available when we are creating new databases covering similar topics.
I was hoping to use the import tool but it appears to address only data not tables.
Hi Everyone, I am attempting to move a password protected database to a different folder on our shared drive but I am not sure the steps that are needed to do so. The database is already split. Can someone please assist???
I am attempting to move a secure database location. How do you change the location of the security since it is still trying to read off the old location. The database opens up fine with the passwords. Then I deleted the old folder it was in and try to log back in and give me the security upon startup error. So my problem is how to I change the security upon startup. I see you can change the location of the unsecure through a wizard but how about the other way??? I think I am trying to change the Workgroup information file but how do i do that??
I'm using Access 2007 which I built a database that runs queries off of tables using ODBC. The database is all done in ms access, I've used no visual basic programing on it. I'm now trying to move a copy of the database to another computer's local drive in the office. When we try to open it on the other computer it gives me an error that says "There was a problem sending the command to the program" and Access hangs, which I then have to run task manager to end the program.
Specs Are: Windows 7 64bit (the db was created on Windows 7 32bit)
I have a client that is using a split database. I am working on an update to the program and need to transfer a table to the backend that has the correct structure and information included in it. My thoughts are to make a one time use program that transfers the table to the backend. I have seen DoCmd.TransferDatabase and DoCmd.CopyObject as possible ways to go.
Moving to new computer, both under Win XP pro, Access 2003. New computer is MacBook Air running Parallels. Transferred Access database via an external hard drive. Now the data shows up as Read Only. Is there a procedure to run down the cause and make the data accessible?
I am new to split database format... If I put the backend on say windows server 2000 or 2003 in a folder, is there anything else I need to do? Any setting on the server?? Or do I need a specific type of server os ie sql server etc?
At work a few of us all need to access the database to edit/update etc and at the moment only one of us can use it at once.We are getting a server in the near future so we will all be able to access it at the same time but I was wondering if there is an alternative way to do this in the meantime? I have been looking at "shared folders" but am unsure if they are suitable or how they work.
I have an Access database on my server. My client does not like the idea of having to download the db, make changes, then upload it back. In the past, he has dealt with SQL databases, where you can create an access data project, that will give you a desktop shortcut straight to the database. I was wondering if there was any way to do something similar with an Access database. There is FTP setup for the site and all required permissions are setup. Is there any way to create a desktop shortcut, so he can edit the database in real-time, without having to download and upload? Thanks for any help.
I have a database with a couple of search forms to use for my company. My boss wants me to place this on the intranet so anyone can use it not only those with MS Access, which many people do not have on their computers. Please let me know if there is a way to do this and still make it interactive by means of searching. Thanks
Hi, I am not sure where to put this thread hopefully someone here can help me.
I have spent a good deal of time developing a very effective access database for a client. It is split into a front end and back end and connected using the Linked Table Manager when necessary.
The front end is quite loaded with queries, reports, forms, macros etc and the back end simply has the tables.
The front end is about 15 mb and the back about 8 mb.
Current set up is a small workgroup network with about 4 -5 consecutive users at any one given time.
I am looking for some advice on how to set up or facilitate getting the backend on the internet so anyone with a front end can access it outside of the LAN.
Today I set up an account with WebDrive which can connect to and assign a drive letter on your pc to any FTP, HTTP site.
I made the connection with WebDrive and using the linked table manager successfully linked the tables on my local machine to the back end on the FTP server - and actually ran the database at a pretty good rate.
I noticed however that it was downloading the backend to my local pc and once I closed the (a) form it was uploading the data back to the server? Very slow and often threw errors.
This of course is not what I wanted. Has anyone heard of doing this? Any work arounds or setting params would be greatly appreciated.
I have been told to create the DB in ASP but I do not have any idea on how to do that whatsoever...
I log into my server via remote connection from 3000 miles away. My database resides there.
If for what ever reason, I dump locally - the server does not recognize that I dumped - and thus keeps me logged in.
When I log back in, it logs me in as a second instance.
Here is the problem:
I was in access changing a form when I was dumped. (power went out). Now the server thinks I am still connected working on it. How do I shut down the service that has the DB locked - and delete the record-locking file that resides in the directory beside the database. (this record-locking file is the file that access creates whenever you start editing your database forms..etc...). I can't just delete that file - as access tells the server that it is still in use.
I am almost sure a reboot would rectify this issue - is there ANOTHER way to do this? (what is the service that is running that can be forced down?)
I have a database (Access 2003 and I am using it with Access 2007 with user level security) on shared folder on internal Dell server and I have created a shortcut to each user's machine to access it. This days I am facing a problem of db size as every 10 days it's increasing upto 2gb but the strange thing is when I am doing cut / pasting same database to my desktop from the server shared folder it will become 80 mb only and I am again placing that db (80mb db) into the server and it will work. What is a reason behind it? why my 80mb db is showing 2gb db on server?
I have created a database with multiple user and I have stored it on a file server. The remote users have been given read write permission on the server. However when the person opens the database it is read only. I have not to my knowledge made the file read only as I am able to work off the same file from the server. I made sure that no one was using the database when It was opened but it still comes up as read only. She is able to access the database and work in it but she is not able to modify anything and she does have permission within the database to do so.
I'll try to explain what I'm trying to do. I want to use the MS Access (2010) application residing on the remote server on a Access database(accdb) that is located on my local (home) PC. I copied the database from the server. How do I get Access (running on the server) to work on my copy of the database?
I tried using my local (on my PC) copy of MS Access (2007) to work on the database, but but I get file errors (file paths look like server paths).
I created a database in Microsoft Access and then upsized it to SQL Server afterwards.
I now need to add a new column to a table in the database. So I added the new column in SQL Server using ALTER TABLE command. This column is a foreign key which has an associated parent key in another table which contains a description of the column. e.g. Main_Table Case_ID Foreign_Key_Field_ID 1234 78
New_Foreign_Key_Table Foreign_Key_Field_ID Foreign_Key_Field_Desc 78 Describes the ID 78
I also setup a CONSTRAINTREFERENCE between the fields in these 2 tables.
I then relinked my tables using the Linked Table Manager to pick up the change to the table I altered (Main_Table). I also linked to the new table I created (New_Foreign_Key_Table).
My problem: In Access if I create a new table I can select the lookup value for a field in the Table Design view Lookup tab. However, I altered my table in SQL Server and then linked to it again to pick up the change. Now when I view the linked table in Access it does not have any lookup value AND it's not possible to change this for a linked table.
Is there some piece of SQL I can use in SQL Server to change the lookup value for the field in my table OR have I approached this the wrong way. Should I have modified the local table in Access and upsized it again?
Otherwise if I select all values from my Main_Table in a form it displays the Foreign_Key_Field_ID instead of the Foreign_Key_Field_Desc because the lookup value has not been set to Foreign_Key_Field_Desc
This posting is a bit long - I hope it makes sense.
Any ideas or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
I am currently working on an application where I am using MS access as my FE and working with linked tables to SQL server BE. I also have a few temp tables within Access that are not linked but needed.
1. What are my steps into making this into a SPLIT DB? I am assume the BE will have my linked tables from SQL and the FE will have my temp tables and forms. Is this correct? 2. Once I split it, then I can make an .ACCDE file for a Mulit User environment, is this correct?
I am finishing an Access database for a customer that may want, in a later stage, to have a website(probably ASP) that would connect on the same database. Is that possible? I mean can an Access project on a pc connect to remote database(mdb or SQL server) used by the website?
If so can you give me some quick steps to do so or a good article on it?