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Access database suddenly increased in size

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ken
I have an autograph database that is normally around 7 MB. It has
suddenly grown to 27 MB! I link to any photos (not embedded).
Compacting does not help.

Any ideas?

Thanks.

ken

Nov 13 '05 #1
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If you are using OLE Objects to store your photos, you will experience
database bloat even if you link them, because Access and the registered
COM-automation enabled software for that image type will generate and store
in your OLE object a bitmap "thumbnail" that is larger than full-sized
compressed-format originals.

For more information, and examples of two approaches that do not cause
similar "bloat", download the sample databases and articles from
http://accdevel.tripod.com.

Larry Linson
Microsoft Access MVP
"ken" <ne***********@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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I have an autograph database that is normally around 7 MB. It has
suddenly grown to 27 MB! I link to any photos (not embedded).
Compacting does not help.

Any ideas?

Thanks.

ken

Nov 13 '05 #2

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ken
Thanks but all I am doing is linking to the image path and not using
OLE objects.

Nov 13 '05 #3

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