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List box works in Access 97 but not 2000 and Other Weird Issues

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hi everybody-

i've got a conundrum...

i inherited some old databases, and i'm trying to convert them. i run
office xp with access 2002, and all of the databases i manage are
either in 97 format or 2000 format.

i have a list box that works in access 97 but not 2000. here's my
situation...

i have 2 list boxes. the left one has names in it, and the right one
is empty. i highlight a name in the left list box then click the arrow
button to add it to the right list box. my setup is similar to a lot
of the wizards you can use in access to create tables, forms, reports,
etc...

this database was originally in access 97. before i got there, it was
converted to access 2000. it is one of the lesser used databases, and
only 20 records have been added.

i'm trying to figure out what to do...

if i convert the old 97 database to 2002 format, everything works,
even the list boxes. BUT those 20 new records need to be added.

if i convert the new 2000 database to 2002 format, there are the same
problems, the list box doesn't work.

i tried converting from 2000 back to the original 97 format then
converting directly to 2002 format, but i still lose functionality.

can anyone please suggest an idea...

i'm thinking about converting the original 97 database to 2002 format,
deleting the tables, then exporting the tables from the 2000 database
to the newly converted original database in 2002. but that just
doesn't sound like a good idea because of referential integrity
between the primary keys and foreign keys.

so what about some kind of action query to retrieve the new records
then appending them to the newly converted database. can you do that.
run a query from one database to another. or is there a better,
simpler idea.

any suggestions are welcome.

thanks,

miguelito bain
Nov 12 '05 #1
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