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Old October 25th, 2006, 11:37 AM
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Default Large Access Database Help

I was given the "privilege" of taking over this huge database. It has queries into other queries into 5 more queries into an append query. When running these queries it locks up quite often. Upon testing more I found that it will lock up 90% of the time if the query is ran twice without closing and 100% of the time if there are more than 2 users in the database. Has anyone come across this before? I have asked our IT people and they don't offer any help. I did find a Microsoft report talking about something like this being a flaw in SP1. So I had IT upgrade 10 PCs to SP2 but still no luck. Please help!?!?!?!

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Need more info.

The front end is Access, of course. Where is the back end? Access or SQL?

Is the database split? Or (horrors) is everyone opening the same copy of an unsplit database off of a server?

What is the file size of the file with the tables in it?

Next you will have to post the numberof tables involved, and the SQL syntax for the series of queries in the order they are run in (starting with the first append query) (this would be cause for failure since it is probably appending new data to a table [perhaps deleting some data first] and then running a query off of it. When the second user goes to do the append, the first user has the table locked because they have an active query on it.)


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Thank you for your response!!!

The back end is Access.

The database is not split... There is only 2 data entry employess entering data in then managers and directors that will open the database just to run reports.

There are just 2 tables that is involved. Upon further review, I think I nailed it down to 1 particular query. Its just combining the 2 tables and I think maybe with the size of the tables and the amount of columns, is what the problem is...(i inserted the breaks to make it a little more readable)

[PCIO Master Data Table] ( [Review Identifier], [Coverage ID], [Company Code], [Review Id], [Prefix A], [Prefix B], RO, [Dec], [Account Number], [Contract Number], Term, Coverage, State, EmpID, Complexity, Premium, [Service Center], [Work Type], [Effective Date], [Work Received], [Review Status], Reviewer, [Question Id], [Response Id], Comments, [Date Recorded] )
([Data - Master Review]![Master Review Id] & [Data - Master Review]![Question Id]) AS [Review Master ID],
[Data - Master Account - Coverage].[Coverage ID],
[Data - Master Account - Coverage].[Company Code],
[Data - Master Account - Coverage].[Review Id],
[Data - Master Account - Coverage].[Prefix A],
[Data - Master Account - Coverage].[Prefix B],
[Data - Master Account - Coverage].RO,
[Data - Master Account - Coverage].Dec,
[Data - Master Account - Coverage].[Account Number],
[Data - Master Account - Coverage].[Contract Number],
[Data - Master Account - Coverage].Term,
[Data - Master Account - Coverage].Coverage,
[Data - Master Account - Coverage].State,
[Data - Master Account - Coverage].EmpID,
[Data - Master Account - Coverage].Complexity,
[Data - Master Account - Coverage].Premium,
[Data - Master Account - Coverage].[Service Center],
[Data - Master Account - Coverage].[Work Type],
[Data - Master Account - Coverage].[Effective Date],
[Data - Master Account - Coverage].[Work Received],
[Data - Master Account - Coverage].[Review Status],
[Data - Master Account - Coverage].Reviewer,
[Data - Master Review].[Question Id],
[Data - Master Review].[Response Id],
[Data - Master Review].Comments AS [Auditor Comments],
[Data - Master Review].[Date Recorded] AS [Date Auditor Entered]

FROM [Data - Master Account - Coverage] LEFT JOIN [Data - Master Review] ON [Data - Master Account - Coverage].[Coverage ID] = [Data - Master Review].[Coverage Data Id]
WHERE ((([Data - Master Account - Coverage].[Review Status])>1));

Maybe I just answered my own problem, but thanks for trying to help if i did.

And it has to be one of the deals where the boss doesn't want to start over so I gotta make since of this thing... (sigh)

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There's also an issue where everything takes 30 seconds or more to load... forms, queries, you name it... but i think maybe the overall size of the database is the problem with that (15.4 MB). It's even 3 times as slow for one of data entry employess that access it from another location but i beleive its a bandwith problem there.

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From the look of it, you're duplicating data from the two tables Master Review & Master Account - Coverage by creating this Master Data Table. If you want my advice, get rid of that table entirely, recreate it as a query that is identical to everything from SELECT above on down, and update whatever functionality it is that looks at that Master Data Table to look at your new query instead.

Oh, and split the database, if you do it right the end-user won't even notice.

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