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Any advantage to converting DB Format from 2000 to 2003?

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I've got everything in 2000 format right now, but it's now clear that all of the
clients will be running 2003.

Is there any advantage in converting?
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Nov 13 '05 #1
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(Pete Cresswell) wrote:
I've got everything in 2000 format right now, but it's now clear that
all of the clients will be running 2003.

Is there any advantage in converting?


You would need to examine the What's New for Access 2002 and Access 2003 and see
if any of the new features a) require the newer format and b) are ones that you
wish to implement in the app. Otherwise Access 2002 and 2003 work just fine
using the 2000 file format and staying with it gives you the flexibility to
allow some users with the older version of Access. In fact by default the newer
versions still use the 2000 format.

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Nov 13 '05 #2

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Only if you need to make an MDE.

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Allen Browne - Microsoft MVP. Perth, Western Australia.
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"(Pete Cresswell)" <x@y.z> wrote in message
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I've got everything in 2000 format right now, but it's now clear that all
of the
clients will be running 2003.

Is there any advantage in converting?
--
PeteCresswell

Nov 13 '05 #3

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> "(Pete Cresswell)" <x@y.z> wrote in message
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I've got everything in 2000 format right now, but it's now clear
that all of the
clients will be running 2003.

Is there any advantage in converting?
--
PeteCresswell

Allen Browne wrote: Only if you need to make an MDE.


I know 2003 can't create a 2000 MDE, but it can run one, right?

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Nov 13 '05 #4

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"Rick Brandt" <ri*********@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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I know 2003 can't create a 2000 MDE, but it can run one, right?


Correct.

(Interestingly, the Access 2002 runtime can't use an MDE created in A2003.
Although the file formats are the same, the compiled binaries are
different.)

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Allen Browne - Microsoft MVP. Perth, Western Australia.
Tips for Access users - http://allenbrowne.com/tips.html
Reply to group, rather than allenbrowne at mvps dot org.
Nov 13 '05 #5

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