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Old August 15th, 2006, 06:11 AM
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I Have an access project database on one computer. However, when I tryu to access the database from another computer, I can only see and have access to the database forms and not the tables and the data. which means the forms do not even open. what can I do?


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You can connect to BOTH the Access project front end, and the SQL back end in the same Access front end. You will want to be careful in doing this since it will be a live link to SQL (unless this is an OLAP app and you can import all the SQL tables directly into Access.) Then you will need to reqrite the code on the Access forms, reports and queries since they will refer to different table names (tblSample vs. dbo_tblSample, etc.)

A simpler thing to do would be to copy the Access project to the other machine and use it to connect directly to the SQL server back end. Chances are this would work without additional code. Just create the proper data source on the new PC.

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When you say "try to access the database..." do you mean the Access database, or the SQL database? If the latter, then just create the proper data source on the new machine and forget the first paragraph above.


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