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Access "Pages": Anybody Found A Real-World Use?

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"Pages" as in the web page UI to an MS Access back end.

Just had a lunchtime discussion with a couple of co-workers and none of us have
been able to actually use a "Page".... but our experiences were all several
years ago... we tried it back then, found we couldn't do anything "Real-World"
with it, and gave up.

Anybody actually doing something with these things?

If so, what version of MS Access?
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PeteCresswell
Mar 21 '07 #1
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If you search back, Pete, you will find that some people used them for
Intranet, but not really for Internet interfaces.

Don't bother with them. They were never worth the trouble IMHO (lacking the
power of the form's events and subforms), and the are deprecated in Access
2007.

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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.

"(PeteCresswell)" <x@y.Invalidwrote in message
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"Pages" as in the web page UI to an MS Access back end.

Just had a lunchtime discussion with a couple of co-workers and none of us
have
been able to actually use a "Page".... but our experiences were all
several
years ago... we tried it back then, found we couldn't do anything
"Real-World"
with it, and gave up.

Anybody actually doing something with these things?

If so, what version of MS Access?
--
PeteCresswell
Mar 22 '07 #2

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Ted
as much as i dislike blanket statements i must say that DAPs are
useless. anyone considering their use would be much better off
spending the extra time to learn some basic ASP.NET which would be a
much better investment. i've never encountered anything that
resembled a robust implementation of DAPs in all my time with access.

Mar 22 '07 #3

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"(PeteCresswell)" <x@y.Invalidwrote in
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"Pages" as in the web page UI to an MS Access back end.

Just had a lunchtime discussion with a couple of co-workers and none
of us have been able to actually use a "Page".... but our experiences
were all several years ago... we tried it back then, found we couldn't
do anything "Real-World" with it, and gave up.

Anybody actually doing something with these things?

If so, what version of MS Access?
I have used DAPS to provide specific data editing capability of Ms-Sql
databases in a simple, small, downloadable application. I have found that
exporting an ADP form to or as a DAP is an instantaneous way of creating
such an application.
Many years ago I created X-Base applications. The design of a browse
interface, similar to Access's datasheet or continuous form, its
navigation, refresh and delete components, was enormously challenging. To
be able to have a colorful, powerful interface, one hundred per cent sound
in those aspects, created in a few seconds, tiny enough to be sent around
the world in even less time, immediately fully usable, and available as a
web-site address is quite amazing.

So why did MS stop with them? I expect for exactly those reasons. Who is
going to pay for .Net when one can have a quite useful application
available on any computer with Office extensions for nothing?

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lyle fairfield

Ceterum censeo Redmond esse delendam.
Mar 22 '07 #4

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"(PeteCresswell)" <x@y.Invalidwrote in
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"Pages" as in the web page UI to an MS Access back end.

Just had a lunchtime discussion with a couple of co-workers and
none of us have been able to actually use a "Page".... but our
experiences were all several years ago... we tried it back then,
found we couldn't do anything "Real-World" with it, and gave up.

Anybody actually doing something with these things?

If so, what version of MS Access?
Lyle has had a lot of good things to say about them, in the context
of an Intranet, I believe.

--
David W. Fenton http://www.dfenton.com/
usenet at dfenton dot com http://www.dfenton.com/DFA/
Mar 22 '07 #5

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