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How to Auto-Document Access 2003?

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Hi,

I have an Access 2003 application which I have to enhance. The former
programmer isn't available any more. Does anybody know a good tool which
documents Access 2003 applications?

Steven
Mar 2 '06 #1
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There is a built-in documenter under:
Tools | Analyze | Documenter

There is a better documenter here:
http://home.bendbroadband.com/conrad.../csdtools.html

If it is the table structure and relations you want to document, there is a
new utility here that enhances the relationships report by adding field
info:
http://allenbrowne.com/AppRelReport.html
--
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.

"Steven Munlo" <st********@asdffdsa.tv> wrote in message
news:44***********************@authen.yellow.readf reenews.net...

I have an Access 2003 application which I have to enhance. The former
programmer isn't available any more. Does anybody know a good tool which
documents Access 2003 applications?

Steven

Mar 3 '06 #2

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Hi Allen,

I am not sure you noticed my remarks concerning 'scrollbar-tables' in the view?
http://groups.google.com/group/comp....86ea68aa7fe048

Arno R

"Allen Browne" <Al*********@SeeSig.Invalid> schreef in bericht news:44***********************@per-qv1-newsreader-01.iinet.net.au...
If it is the table structure and relations you want to document, there is a
new utility here that enhances the relationships report by adding field
info:
http://allenbrowne.com/AppRelReport.html


Mar 3 '06 #3

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Hi Arno

I did see your message but was not able to identify where the problem lies.

This screenshot of Northdwind has scrollbars in all sorts of states, but
AFAICT, the report matches the screen view:
http://allenbrowne.com/temp/NWindRel.jpg

If you can help me identify where it is wrong, that would help.

--
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.

"Arno R" <ar***********@tiscali.nl> wrote in message
news:44**********************@text.nova.planet.nl. ..
Hi Allen,

I am not sure you noticed my remarks concerning 'scrollbar-tables' in the
view?
http://groups.google.com/group/comp....86ea68aa7fe048

Arno R

"Allen Browne" <Al*********@SeeSig.Invalid> schreef in bericht
news:44***********************@per-qv1-newsreader-01.iinet.net.au...
If it is the table structure and relations you want to document, there is
a
new utility here that enhances the relationships report by adding field
info:
http://allenbrowne.com/AppRelReport.html

Mar 3 '06 #4

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Hi Allen,

As I wrote:
The problem shows up when there is a relation to the second or third field (in the fieldorder that is) AND we do *not see* the *first* field in this 'scrollbar-table' (e.g. we scrolled down the list).

Example Nortwind:
If you would scroll the table Products in a way so that you don't see the field ProductID in the relationshipsview, but you see the field ProductName as your first field, then the problem will occur.
-- You will see that the relation from the Suppliers table links to the field ProductName
-- You will see that the link from the Categories table 'connects' to the field SupplierID.

So you have to make sure that you 'see' the first field in the relationships window...

Arno R
"Allen Browne" <Al*********@SeeSig.Invalid> schreef in bericht news:44***********************@per-qv1-newsreader-01.iinet.net.au...
Hi Arno

I did see your message but was not able to identify where the problem lies.

This screenshot of Northdwind has scrollbars in all sorts of states, but
AFAICT, the report matches the screen view:
http://allenbrowne.com/temp/NWindRel.jpg

If you can help me identify where it is wrong, that would help.

--
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.

"Arno R" <ar***********@tiscali.nl> wrote in message
news:44**********************@text.nova.planet.nl. ..
Hi Allen,

I am not sure you noticed my remarks concerning 'scrollbar-tables' in the
view?
http://groups.google.com/group/comp....86ea68aa7fe048

Arno R

"Allen Browne" <Al*********@SeeSig.Invalid> schreef in bericht
news:44***********************@per-qv1-newsreader-01.iinet.net.au...
If it is the table structure and relations you want to document, there is
a
new utility here that enhances the relationships report by adding field
info:
http://allenbrowne.com/AppRelReport.html


Mar 3 '06 #5

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Thanks for your comments, but I still can't repro this.

Tried with the Products table in A2000 and 2003, but did not see the issue.

--
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.

"Arno R" <ar***********@tiscali.nl> wrote in message
news:44**********************@text.nova.planet.nl. ..
Hi Allen,

As I wrote:
The problem shows up when there is a relation to the second or third field
(in the fieldorder that is) AND we do *not see* the *first* field in this
'scrollbar-table' (e.g. we scrolled down the list).

Example Nortwind:
If you would scroll the table Products in a way so that you don't see the
field ProductID in the relationshipsview, but you see the field ProductName
as your first field, then the problem will occur.
-- You will see that the relation from the Suppliers table links to the
field ProductName
-- You will see that the link from the Categories table 'connects' to the
field SupplierID.

So you have to make sure that you 'see' the first field in the relationships
window...

Arno R
"Allen Browne" <Al*********@SeeSig.Invalid> schreef in bericht
news:44***********************@per-qv1-newsreader-01.iinet.net.au...
Hi Arno

I did see your message but was not able to identify where the problem
lies.

This screenshot of Northdwind has scrollbars in all sorts of states, but
AFAICT, the report matches the screen view:
http://allenbrowne.com/temp/NWindRel.jpg

If you can help me identify where it is wrong, that would help.

"Arno R" <ar***********@tiscali.nl> wrote in message
news:44**********************@text.nova.planet.nl. ..
Hi Allen,

I am not sure you noticed my remarks concerning 'scrollbar-tables' in the
view?
http://groups.google.com/group/comp....86ea68aa7fe048

Arno R

"Allen Browne" <Al*********@SeeSig.Invalid> schreef in bericht
news:44***********************@per-qv1-newsreader-01.iinet.net.au...
If it is the table structure and relations you want to document, there is
a
new utility here that enhances the relationships report by adding field
info:
http://allenbrowne.com/AppRelReport.html

Mar 3 '06 #6

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I've written code that creates tables of queries/tables in an Access
database, with enumerated data types, as well as outputs all modules
into a folder of text files. With some table creation, as well as code
modification to point it at a directory, you can keep a running
record/backup of changes:

http://code.comparative-advantage.co...php?RecordID=6

James Igoe

Access/Excel VBA Developer
http://code.comparative-advantage.com/

Mar 3 '06 #7

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"Allen Browne" <Al*********@SeeSig.Invalid> schreef in bericht news:44***********************@per-qv1-newsreader-01.iinet.net.au...
Thanks for your comments, but I still can't repro this.

Tried with the Products table in A2000 and 2003, but did not see the issue.


Sorry for getting back so late, I have been away this afternoon ...
Check out:
http://home.tiscali.nl/arracom/relations.html
Hope you see the problem now. Look at the relations between 'Leveranciers' and 'Producten'

Arno R
Mar 3 '06 #8

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Thanks: I can see it in your sceenshot, though I cannot repro. it.

--
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.

"Arno R" <ar***********@tiscali.nl> wrote in message
news:44**********************@text.nova.planet.nl. ..

"Allen Browne" <Al*********@SeeSig.Invalid> schreef in bericht
news:44***********************@per-qv1-newsreader-01.iinet.net.au...
Thanks for your comments, but I still can't repro this.

Tried with the Products table in A2000 and 2003, but did not see the
issue.


Sorry for getting back so late, I have been away this afternoon ...
Check out:
http://home.tiscali.nl/arracom/relations.html
Hope you see the problem now. Look at the relations between 'Leveranciers'
and 'Producten'

Arno R
Mar 3 '06 #9

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"Allen Browne" <Al*********@SeeSig.Invalid> schreef in bericht news:44***********************@per-qv1-newsreader-01.iinet.net.au...
Thanks: I can see it in your sceenshot, though I cannot repro. it.

Strange, could this be a localisation problem?
Maybe others can try to test this also?

'Scrolled' some more tables:
http://home.tiscali.nl/arracom/relat...tallywrong.jpg

Could you zip and mail your version of the Nortwind.mdb please?
I will check if I can do the same with that mdb (change the relationship-window) and mail it back to you

Arno R
Mar 3 '06 #10

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