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CHanging the Extension from mdb to whatever

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A2003, Jet application. For a particular app, I'm considering having my
back ends have a 6 letter extension, something like TCMMDB. I know
Access will open weird extensions as long as the file is actually an mdb.

The reason I want to do this is so that the filters on my windows API
for the open/save file will just show the correct back ends ("data
files" in the parlance of my app).

By having a 6 character extension instead of the standard 3, I think I
can avoid having the back end file identified as something it might not
be by registered propgrams on a PC.

What other considerations are there? Is this a bad idea that should not
be done?

I'd appreciate any comments, thanks.
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Nov 13 '05 #1
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