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Access File Exports

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Hi all,

I have a simple question. I need to export a database to a *.PRN
(txt) format.

This worked fine in Access 97. We recently upgraded to Access 2003,
and now I get an error - Cannot update. Database object is read-only.

I can export to *.txt, then rename the file, but that requires that I
redo all the code.

Am I missing something here, why is MS preventing me from exporting to
a file name of my choice, with an extension name of my choice? *.PRN

Why MUST it be *.TXT???

Any info would be greatly appreciated.
Nov 13 '05 #1
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On Aug 13 2004, 02:49 pm, To**********@gmail.com (Tom E Reynolds Sr.) wrote
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Hi all,

I have a simple question. I need to export a database to a *.PRN
(txt) format.

This worked fine in Access 97. We recently upgraded to Access 2003,
and now I get an error - Cannot update. Database object is read-only.

I can export to *.txt, then rename the file, but that requires that I
redo all the code.

Am I missing something here, why is MS preventing me from exporting to
a file name of my choice, with an extension name of my choice? *.PRN

Why MUST it be *.TXT???

Any info would be greatly appreciated.


This is by design in all recent versions of Jet. See
http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;en-us;304206 for
information and workarounds.

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