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1 x front end & 3 x back ends

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I am not a programmer, but love to dabble with VBA, mainly in Excel, but
I have made an Access data base which is getting a bit outa hand for
me!!

I am using it to display information only; as a project report. I have
three sections that I must report on, namely:

General information
Purchasing issues &
Quality issues.

For the fist one I have about 15 queries which is ok, but the second one
I have already about 40 !!

The third one will possibly have double that!

I have been recommended to have 3 back ends and one front end, do you
agree with this?

I am not that good with access and not sure how to do this, any
suggestions or comments/help from you would be appreciated.

Les Stout

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Tempy <an*******@devdex.com> wrote:
I have been recommended to have 3 back ends and one front end, do you
agree with this?


More info required to answer this specifically, but in general you can have
as many back ends as you like. Why you would want more than one is the
question. First reason that springs to mind is data volume - if you have
huge amounts of data to store then distributing it across many back ends
might be a consideration.

Search the help on "split" and you should get the information you're
looking for.

Regards,
Keith.
Nov 13 '05 #2

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Hi Kieth,

It was suggested to seperate the querries for the different categories,
but they all use the same tables, but i am not sure how this all fits
togethere?

I am really feeling quite lost!!

Les Stout

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Nov 13 '05 #3

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Tempy <an*******@devdex.com> wrote:
It was suggested to seperate the querries for the different categories,
but they all use the same tables, but i am not sure how this all fits
togethere?

I am really feeling quite lost!!


Hi Les.

Did you search the help? It's all in there :o)

You seem to be confusing the "front" and "back" ends - the front end
contains everything except the tables and is used by the end-user, whereas
the back end contains *only* the tables.

You would then link your front end (right-click on the Tables tab in the
Database Window and choose "Link Tables") to the tables in the back end.
You can link to many back-ends as appropriate.

What you seem to be suggesting is having many *front* ends to categorise
your queries. If you're the only user then there's nothing wrong with this
either, just link the tables in your front ends to the back ends as
appropriate, although this approach wouldn't work in a multi-user scenario.

HTH - Keith.
PS - work on a COPY of your files until you're happy with the results.
Nov 13 '05 #4

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Tempy <an*******@devdex.com> wrote:
For the fist one I have about 15 queries which is ok, but the second one
I have already about 40 !! The third one will possibly have double that!


No big deal. My largest app has at least 1200 queries last time I counted.

I'd just prefix the query names with what area they belong in. ie Gen, Pur and QC.

Tony
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