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Compact & Repair Questions Access2000.

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I have finally completed an application and am preparing to install it
on a network of 10 users.
The application will be split FE/BE. The application has its own
login, which controls the
users ability to either ViewOnly or FullRights. Using Access2K. 20MB

My questions pertain to CompactOnClose:

1- How often?
2- For lack of a better option, I have choosen the option
Tools->Options->CompactOnClose as Checked. Is this an acceptable
practice for Compact & Repair, since it seems that every
time a user closes (ie EACH-DAY/EACH-USER) the CompactOnClose fires
regardless of
the user having made changes or not. Is this too often, will this cause
more harm than good ?
3- Does the CompactOnClose affect the FE for each user and the shared
BE ?
4- When fired, does a Compact & Repair take place or Is it a Compact
all the time and a Repair only if needed ?
5- How do the pros typically manage Compact & Repair ???


May 22 '06 #1
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The Compact and Repair affects the file that is opened NOT the linked

So in your case it will affect the FE mdb file only.

C&R obviously requires EVERYONE to be out of the mdb when it is done,
so there is no easy automatic way to do it from one of the FE. C&R can
be done from another mdb but still has the constraint that NOONE is in

In our case we do it weekly and manually, but we have a high use
application, However we also have people coming in at an early hour so
one of them has been trained to do it.

May 23 '06 #2

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Thankyou for the response Ron.
Also, the following link answered many of my questions:


Jun 5 '06 #3

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