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Access database as 'exe' file

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I am developing an Access database with files linked to external
spreadsheets and wish to distribute it as an 'exe' file.

Is this possible and if so, can anyone answer my dumb question?

Thks
Nov 13 '05 #1
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On 16 Mar 2005, st*************@transport.qld.gov.au (StuartD) wrote:
I am developing an Access database with files linked to external
spreadsheets and wish to distribute it as an 'exe' file.


You don't mention Access version, so what I say may be out of
date... for the Access 97 that I have there is a developer's
version which allows you to distribute a RUNTIME module (it
is, as far as I know, the full Access install with all of the
development interface options disabled) with a wizard in the
program which creates the install routine and the links to
the database application you have created

I will GUESS this is still true, but I have not looked at any
of the newer versions of Access, so am not 100% sure

You should go to the Microsoft site and search around for
your version of Access

John Thomas Smith
http://www.direct2usales.com
http://www.pacifier.com/~jtsmith
Nov 13 '05 #2

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For MS Office XP (Access 2002) there is a developer editon, which includes
Access runtime and packaging wizard.
Unfortunately, for MS Office 2003 (Access 2003) there is no such developer
edition, but you must purchase Visual Studio Tools for MS Office :( , which
contains Access 2003 runtime and packaging wizard.

Greetings

"John Thomas Smith" <jt*****@pacifier.com> je napisao u poruci interesnoj
grupi:ju********************************@4ax.com.. .
On 16 Mar 2005, st*************@transport.qld.gov.au (StuartD) wrote:
I am developing an Access database with files linked to external
spreadsheets and wish to distribute it as an 'exe' file.


You don't mention Access version, so what I say may be out of
date... for the Access 97 that I have there is a developer's
version which allows you to distribute a RUNTIME module (it
is, as far as I know, the full Access install with all of the
development interface options disabled) with a wizard in the
program which creates the install routine and the links to
the database application you have created

I will GUESS this is still true, but I have not looked at any
of the newer versions of Access, so am not 100% sure

You should go to the Microsoft site and search around for
your version of Access

John Thomas Smith
http://www.direct2usales.com
http://www.pacifier.com/~jtsmith

Nov 13 '05 #3

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