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Reports - Work on one PC, not on another

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I am a newbie to databases, so I created an Order Entry database using
Access 2002 database wizard on my computer at home. I've been customizing
the Orders by Customers report and it works really sweet. Cool stuff.
Anyway, when I copy the database to my USB thumb drive and take it the
office, the reports do not open up anymore. Everything else seems to work
fine, except none of the reports can be opened up, even in the design view.
What am I doing wrong? Are there special files somewhere that didn't get
copied over?
Thank you.
Barry
Nov 12 '05 #1
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I have narrowed the situation down a little. The databse works on WinXP but
not on Win2K. For that matter, reports connot be generated at all on the
Win2K machines. What the???? I've upgraded to the JET 4 SP8. Still no luck.
Anyone?
"BarryW" <ca****************@msn.com> wrote in message
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I am a newbie to databases, so I created an Order Entry database using
Access 2002 database wizard on my computer at home. I've been customizing
the Orders by Customers report and it works really sweet. Cool stuff.
Anyway, when I copy the database to my USB thumb drive and take it the
office, the reports do not open up anymore. Everything else seems to work
fine, except none of the reports can be opened up, even in the design view. What am I doing wrong? Are there special files somewhere that didn't get
copied over?
Thank you.
Barry

Nov 12 '05 #2

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Do you get an error message of some kind? What is it doing?

Mike Storr
www.veraccess.com
"BarryW" <ca****************@msn.com> wrote in message
news:c1***********@madmax.keyway.net...
I am a newbie to databases, so I created an Order Entry database using
Access 2002 database wizard on my computer at home. I've been customizing
the Orders by Customers report and it works really sweet. Cool stuff.
Anyway, when I copy the database to my USB thumb drive and take it the
office, the reports do not open up anymore. Everything else seems to work
fine, except none of the reports can be opened up, even in the design view. What am I doing wrong? Are there special files somewhere that didn't get
copied over?
Thank you.
Barry

Nov 12 '05 #3

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Well, turns out the problem was the network printer. I had to set the
default printer to PDF writer until I can figger out how to set the "net use
lpt1/<print server>/<shared name>\persistant:yes" (I'm having problems with
the print server name.) At least I can view and print the reports now.
"BarryW" <ca****************@msn.com> wrote in message
news:c1***********@madmax.keyway.net...
I have narrowed the situation down a little. The databse works on WinXP but not on Win2K. For that matter, reports connot be generated at all on the
Win2K machines. What the???? I've upgraded to the JET 4 SP8. Still no luck. Anyone?
"BarryW" <ca****************@msn.com> wrote in message
news:c1***********@madmax.keyway.net...
I am a newbie to databases, so I created an Order Entry database using
Access 2002 database wizard on my computer at home. I've been customizing the Orders by Customers report and it works really sweet. Cool stuff.
Anyway, when I copy the database to my USB thumb drive and take it the
office, the reports do not open up anymore. Everything else seems to work fine, except none of the reports can be opened up, even in the design

view.
What am I doing wrong? Are there special files somewhere that didn't get
copied over?
Thank you.
Barry


Nov 12 '05 #4

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