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Connect to web database

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JW
How can I connect to my online database? I have all the paths etc... I
can't even think where to begin, what would be great would be a front end on
my PC connected via ftp to my backend at my ISP.

Or is this just ridiculous and impossible??

Jon
Nov 12 '05 #1
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FTP -- File Transfer Program is for transferring files (that is, uploading
to a website or downloading from a website), and it does that very well. It
has no provision for connecting your front-end database to a back-end
database at the website.

Unless you have some very exceptional, very, very high-speed connections, it
is not feasible to use a split Access database across the Internet.

There are a number of ways to use that database, but your Access front-end
isn't one of them.

Larry Linson
Microsoft Access MVP

"JW" <jon_webb@#NOSPAM#yahoo.com> wrote in message
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How can I connect to my online database? I have all the paths etc... I
can't even think where to begin, what would be great would be a front end on my PC connected via ftp to my backend at my ISP.

Or is this just ridiculous and impossible??

Jon

Nov 12 '05 #2

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JW
That confirms that then - thanks...
Without the ins and out of it could you say what those 'number of ways' are
please?

"Larry Linson" <bo*****@localhost.not> wrote in message
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FTP -- File Transfer Program is for transferring files (that is, uploading
to a website or downloading from a website), and it does that very well. It has no provision for connecting your front-end database to a back-end
database at the website.

Unless you have some very exceptional, very, very high-speed connections, it is not feasible to use a split Access database across the Internet.

There are a number of ways to use that database, but your Access front-end
isn't one of them.

Larry Linson
Microsoft Access MVP

"JW" <jon_webb@#NOSPAM#yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:bn**********@sparta.btinternet.com...
How can I connect to my online database? I have all the paths etc... I
can't even think where to begin, what would be great would be a front
end on
my PC connected via ftp to my backend at my ISP.

Or is this just ridiculous and impossible??

Jon


Nov 12 '05 #3

P: n/a

"JW" <jon_webb@#NOSPAM#yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:bn**********@titan.btinternet.com...
That confirms that then - thanks...
Without the ins and out of it could you say what those 'number of ways' are please?


Some kind of thin client application - Citrix ?
Nov 12 '05 #4

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