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Distribute Access .mdb file

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Hi,

We're are about to develop an app in C# that will use a MS Access
database file for data storage. The db structure will not be
modified. The user will use the C# developed app to view and edit the
data (as well as add/delete records etc.).

In order to distribute or app (including .mdb file) to PC's without MS
Access installed do we need anything (I'm thinking specically about
the MS Access Runtime)?

What are the licensing implications for distributing access databases
(not access) to PC's without Access installed?

Regards and thanks,

Nick

P.S. This is going to be our first C# project after years with
Borland Builder. If anyone else has made the transition and has any
tales to tell I would be very interested in hearing them here or
ni*****@yahoo.co.uk
Nov 13 '05 #1
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Nick

I am under the impression that you need to have the Developer's Edition to
distribute .mdbs and the Runtime, OR, the user needs to have MS Access.
This is just an impression.

Have you checked for information on the Microsoft site?

--
Good luck

Jeff Boyce
<Access MVP>

Nov 13 '05 #2

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Distributing an mdb file requires no license. The runtime allows one to
distribute an Access front-end. If being read from and written to by C#, you
won't need the Access runtime since you already have a front-end.
--
Arvin Meyer, MCP, MVP
Microsoft Access
Free Access downloads:
http://www.datastrat.com
http://www.mvps.org/access

"Nick" <ni*****@yahoo.co.uk> wrote in message
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Hi,

We're are about to develop an app in C# that will use a MS Access
database file for data storage. The db structure will not be
modified. The user will use the C# developed app to view and edit the
data (as well as add/delete records etc.).

In order to distribute or app (including .mdb file) to PC's without MS
Access installed do we need anything (I'm thinking specically about
the MS Access Runtime)?

What are the licensing implications for distributing access databases
(not access) to PC's without Access installed?

Regards and thanks,

Nick

P.S. This is going to be our first C# project after years with
Borland Builder. If anyone else has made the transition and has any
tales to tell I would be very interested in hearing them here or
ni*****@yahoo.co.uk

Nov 13 '05 #3

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Thanks, Arvin. I wasn't familiar with the "arcania" of the licensing.

Nick, pardon my mis-understanding.

Jeff Boyce
<Access MVP>

"Arvin Meyer" <a@m.com> wrote in message
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Distributing an mdb file requires no license. The runtime allows one to
distribute an Access front-end. If being read from and written to by C#, you won't need the Access runtime since you already have a front-end.
--
Arvin Meyer, MCP, MVP
Microsoft Access
Free Access downloads:
http://www.datastrat.com
http://www.mvps.org/access

"Nick" <ni*****@yahoo.co.uk> wrote in message
news:24*************************@posting.google.co m...
Hi,

We're are about to develop an app in C# that will use a MS Access
database file for data storage. The db structure will not be
modified. The user will use the C# developed app to view and edit the
data (as well as add/delete records etc.).

In order to distribute or app (including .mdb file) to PC's without MS
Access installed do we need anything (I'm thinking specically about
the MS Access Runtime)?

What are the licensing implications for distributing access databases
(not access) to PC's without Access installed?

Regards and thanks,

Nick

P.S. This is going to be our first C# project after years with
Borland Builder. If anyone else has made the transition and has any
tales to tell I would be very interested in hearing them here or
ni*****@yahoo.co.uk



Nov 13 '05 #4

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