473,847 Members | 1,522 Online
Bytes | Software Development & Data Engineering Community
+ Post

Home Posts Topics Members FAQ

Compatibility Access 2000 and 97

Pat
We have a database with Access 97 as the front-end and SQL7 as the
back end. It is on a network server and accessed by joining a MS
Access Workgroup.

We are trying to add a new user and have purchased Access 2000 for
their computer. We are now being told that they will not be able to
view, or make entries, queries because Access 2000 is not compatible
with Access 97 and the workgroup will not allow two versions of Access
to be utilized. Before we go and install this (Access 2000) at this
remote location (its a 2 nhour drive just for us to get there---don't
want to waste our time) is it true that Access 2000 can not read
Access 97 dbs and is the problem associated with the MS workgroups?
Is there a workaround----or do we have to get another license for
Access 97? Thanks - Pat
Nov 12 '05 #1
3 2498
Pat,
A2000 will not work with an A 97 mdb.
A 2000 can 'read' everything (importing A 97 objects to A2k is no problem) but
to really work with the mdb you will have to convert your A97 mdb to A 2000.
If there is no security involved then you can just run the conversion-wizard and go on from there.

But: Every (A 97) update to the application will need to be converted.
I am not 100% sure but I think you are allowed to install and use Access 97 with a A 2000 licence.
(As long as you don't use both versions that is.)

--
Hope this helps
Arno R


"Pat" <pp*****@bjc.or g> schreef in bericht news:6e******** *************** ***@posting.goo gle.com...
We have a database with Access 97 as the front-end and SQL7 as the
back end. It is on a network server and accessed by joining a MS
Access Workgroup.

We are trying to add a new user and have purchased Access 2000 for
their computer. We are now being told that they will not be able to
view, or make entries, queries because Access 2000 is not compatible
with Access 97 and the workgroup will not allow two versions of Access
to be utilized. Before we go and install this (Access 2000) at this
remote location (its a 2 nhour drive just for us to get there---don't
want to waste our time) is it true that Access 2000 can not read
Access 97 dbs and is the problem associated with the MS workgroups?
Is there a workaround----or do we have to get another license for
Access 97? Thanks - Pat


Nov 12 '05 #2

"Arno R" <ar************ ****@tiscali.nl > wrote in message
news:3f******** **************@ dreader2.news.t iscali.nl...
Pat,
A2000 will not work with an A 97 mdb.
A 2000 can 'read' everything (importing A 97 objects to A2k is no problem) but to really work with the mdb you will have to convert your A97 mdb to A 2000. If there is no security involved then you can just run the

conversion-wizard and go on from there.

This would only apply to *design changes*. One can certainly open an
Access 97 file in Access 2K without converting it and enter/edit DATA.
--
I don't check the Email account attached
to this message. Send instead to...
RBrandt at Hunter dot com
Nov 12 '05 #3
> This would only apply to *design changes*. One can certainly open an
Access 97 file in Access 2K without converting it and enter/edit DATA.


You are absolutely right on this. I was just too quick in answering.
I was 'thinking' of an A97 mde (I always distribute mde's nowadays) while I wrote:
"A2000 will not work with an A97 mdb".
Should be: "A2000 will not work with an A97 mde".

But:
When you just open a A97 mdb in A2k you will experience an enormous bloat.
The file will increase until nearly twice the size by just opening the mdb.
I just don't trust it so I never tested this for *real*.

I think the OP will be better off (consider maintanance) with the same version for every user.

--
Arno R

Nov 12 '05 #4

This thread has been closed and replies have been disabled. Please start a new discussion.

Similar topics

0
306
by: Pat | last post by:
We have a database with Access 97 as the front-end and SQL7 as the back end. It is on a network server and accessed by joining a MS Access Workgroup. We are trying to add a new user and have purchased Access 2000 for their computer. We are now being told that they will not be able to view, or make entries, queries because Access 2000 is not compatible with Access 97 and the workgroup will not allow two versions of Access to be...
2
5875
by: Todd D. Levy | last post by:
I recently picked up a copy of Office 2003, but have installed it (replacing my existing installation of Office XP Pro) yet because... I am in the middle of a client project using Access 2002 with Access 2000 file format (the client has Office 2000 in their offices). I am concerned that replacing Office XP Pro (Access 2002) with Office 2003 (Access 2003) may cause backward compatibility issues. Can anyone comment on this?
13
2659
by: Noesis Strategy | last post by:
When I ordered my new laptop, Sony didn't offer Access 2003 in its bundles. Recently, I have begun to design Access databases using an copy of Access 2002 from my previous laptop. It works fine, but I would like to have all the office apps on the same version. So I have a few questions: 1) Is the file format the same as 2002? Can 2002 users read 2003 files? 2) What are the major reasons for upgrading to 2002 ?
6
1597
by: Eric G | last post by:
I took my Access 2000 db in to a school last week as a demo. The V.P.'s notebook was using Access 2003. Access 2003 complained when it tried to load the .mde file, prompting for this that and the other before outright refusing to load the file. Is there any secret I should know about to get around this problem? I just find it hard to believe that a program written by company M is deliberately programmed to be incompatible with its own...
2
1719
by: Greg Strong | last post by:
Hello All, Are there any general gotchas or specifics about version compatibility? If Access abnormally terminates can the database be corrupted without any apparent problems in the future? I've written an Access database using Access 2k2 using an 2k database format. The database works fine when run with Access 2k2 either on an admin or limited WinXP Pro user account. However when I attempt to run
3
1640
by: Stephen Doyle | last post by:
Is it possible to use a database developed in Office 97, and upgraded to Office XP on a machine running Office 2000 TIA Stephen
3
2993
by: Tony | last post by:
Hello everyone, I am using the Access.Application class in my program to import external data from an excel spreadsheet to my access DB, it's working fine on any system that has Office 2002 installed, but will throw an exception when it's running on a machine that has Office 2000 on it... Does anyone know any way to get around this? Thanks in advance Here is my piece of code: Access.ApplicationClass access = new...
1
5864
by: Vycka | last post by:
Hello, There is a enterprise web application that is based on asp.net technologies and works on Microsoft IIS. The total number of users is 850. When the load of system gets very high, the system stops working and all users are receiving an error (see at the bottom). Doing IISRESET or restarting server helps (but just until the next big load). Additional information: - Server OS MS Windows Server 2003 Standard edition SP1
7
6376
by: bkdraper via AccessMonster.com | last post by:
I currently have a handful of Access 2000 tools I've written for my office. Here in the next few weeks, the office is getting upgraded to Office 2007. My question is, does anybody know how much trouble my Access 2000 tools are going to have running on Access 2007? Am I going to have to rewrite all my code (or half, or 1/3 of my code) or rebuild the tools again in Access 2007 as happy little .acdb databases (or whatever that new extension...
0
9733
by: Hystou | last post by:
Most computers default to English, but sometimes we require a different language, especially when relocating. Forgot to request a specific language before your computer shipped? No problem! You can effortlessly switch the default language on Windows 10 without reinstalling. I'll walk you through it. First, let's disable language synchronization. With a Microsoft account, language settings sync across devices. To prevent any complications,...
0
10990
Oralloy
by: Oralloy | last post by:
Hello folks, I am unable to find appropriate documentation on the type promotion of bit-fields when using the generalised comparison operator "<=>". The problem is that using the GNU compilers, it seems that the internal comparison operator "<=>" tries to promote arguments from unsigned to signed. This is as boiled down as I can make it. Here is my compilation command: g++-12 -std=c++20 -Wnarrowing bit_field.cpp Here is the code in...
0
10652
jinu1996
by: jinu1996 | last post by:
In today's digital age, having a compelling online presence is paramount for businesses aiming to thrive in a competitive landscape. At the heart of this digital strategy lies an intricately woven tapestry of website design and digital marketing. It's not merely about having a website; it's about crafting an immersive digital experience that captivates audiences and drives business growth. The Art of Business Website Design Your website is...
1
10715
by: Hystou | last post by:
Overview: Windows 11 and 10 have less user interface control over operating system update behaviour than previous versions of Windows. In Windows 11 and 10, there is no way to turn off the Windows Update option using the Control Panel or Settings app; it automatically checks for updates and installs any it finds, whether you like it or not. For most users, this new feature is actually very convenient. If you want to control the update process,...
0
10346
tracyyun
by: tracyyun | last post by:
Dear forum friends, With the development of smart home technology, a variety of wireless communication protocols have appeared on the market, such as Zigbee, Z-Wave, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, etc. Each protocol has its own unique characteristics and advantages, but as a user who is planning to build a smart home system, I am a bit confused by the choice of these technologies. I'm particularly interested in Zigbee because I've heard it does some...
0
9489
agi2029
by: agi2029 | last post by:
Let's talk about the concept of autonomous AI software engineers and no-code agents. These AIs are designed to manage the entire lifecycle of a software development project—planning, coding, testing, and deployment—without human intervention. Imagine an AI that can take a project description, break it down, write the code, debug it, and then launch it, all on its own.... Now, this would greatly impact the work of software developers. The idea...
1
7887
isladogs
by: isladogs | last post by:
The next Access Europe User Group meeting will be on Wednesday 1 May 2024 starting at 18:00 UK time (6PM UTC+1) and finishing by 19:30 (7.30PM). In this session, we are pleased to welcome a new presenter, Adolph Dupré who will be discussing some powerful techniques for using class modules. He will explain when you may want to use classes instead of User Defined Types (UDT). For example, to manage the data in unbound forms. Adolph will...
0
7060
by: conductexam | last post by:
I have .net C# application in which I am extracting data from word file and save it in database particularly. To store word all data as it is I am converting the whole word file firstly in HTML and then checking html paragraph one by one. At the time of converting from word file to html my equations which are in the word document file was convert into image. Globals.ThisAddIn.Application.ActiveDocument.Select();...
1
4537
by: 6302768590 | last post by:
Hai team i want code for transfer the data from one system to another through IP address by using C# our system has to for every 5mins then we have to update the data what the data is updated we have to send another system

By using Bytes.com and it's services, you agree to our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

To disable or enable advertisements and analytics tracking please visit the manage ads & tracking page.