Remote Access To Database On Server

Sep 23, 2005

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.

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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?


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Hi all,

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Because when I try this I keep on getting a message "Not a valid file name."

Any suggestions apart from RTFM?

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What would I need to use?

Is there anything available for free?

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Feb 20, 2008


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I was wondering if anyone hear thought either of the following would be an improvement:

1. Put a separate copy of the program database in each user's profile on the terminal server.

2. Rather than keeping the program database on the terminal server, put a copy of it on each of the remote client pc's. Then set up a VPN connection to the server and use this to link to the data database.

If anyone could tell me if either of these options would lead to improved performance, I would really appreciate it.

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May 24, 2006


I created a database in Microsoft Access and then upsized it to SQL Server afterwards.

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Foreign_Key_Field_ID Foreign_Key_Field_Desc
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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.

Many Thanks

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I need to transfer all the application:

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Mar 4, 2014

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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?

What other steps should I be made aware of?

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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

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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)

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I have converted desktop Access database to SQL server. A medium sized app with 24 tables, 60 or so forms/subforms and about 120 queries. I created 2 split files, one containing the tables, and the other containing forms, queries, vba modules. I migrated the tables to SQL server using SSMA, and built an odbc connection for my front end. It works, except it is painfully slow. Its cos most of the recordsets that drive my front end are query based. And in many instances the queries are comprised of queries, not just tables.

Should i be creating my queries on the SQL server? Is that what people do when using Access front end with SQL server back end? Do away with Access queries? Or does the problem lie elsewhere? How do i network optimise my Access FE / SQL server BE?

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I just created a fix to an issue found in my database. I need to get this fix to several users in different locations. Does anyone know of a way that I can do that throught email without having to send the complete database?
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We have an Access Database split between front and back-end. The BE is 50Mb and the front about 60Mb. We have a requirement to provide access to the database to our other branches all of which have broadband.

I have been trying to find out the best way to achieve this over IP as we do not want the considerabe expense of leased lines. Originally we tried VPN but access seems to be very slow and appears to prohibit that route.

We were advised by our PC support company for one branch to use Terminal Services. However we do not currently have a powerful enough server to support these. We have a price for a server upgrade and it seems OK. I have since been advised by the PC support company at another branch that because of the upload speed on broadband (256Kb) Terminal Services would not be sufficient especially if we were using HTTP and VoIP over the same connection.

Looking at the various posts on this site it would seem that VPN and TS are suitable for some. Is there an easy way of calculating whether or not TS will work at our site? Has anyone gone down this route and found it not to work?

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I'm also developing a VB6 app in another computer which will access to my IIS server to get data in my database. I'm using ADODB, but I don't know how to establish the connection as well as to get the data from the server (remote machine).

Can anyone in here help me by showing an example in VB6 code?
Thank you very much, any sugestion is welcome
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However some report a slow response time when retieving data from the database file.

Would 'Active desktop' be any quicker?
Any suggestions on how they might speed things up, would be most welcome
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Now I want to move to the next phase which is I enter data from my PC at home and he then views the reports on his PC at his home.

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