No access to .dbf files in access 97 after installing access 2003
I need to maintain an access97 database that is linked to dbf's, but
after having installed access 2003, when I try to link a .dbf file to
an access97 database, I only have access and odbc when the dialog box
to choose the external table comes up.
I tried going to control panel and change my office 97 setup.
When I go to the data access option, dbf is grayed out with a
checkmark in it and it states that dbf access is already installed.
Yet, I don't have access to that option when trying to link my dbf
table to the access97 database.
Any way to get that option back on?
Than...Access 97 to Access 2003
Am about to upgrade several machines running access 97 to new boxes with
access 2003. Got a massive access front end DB with a SQL back end. Guess
I will have to "upgrade" that '97 front.
Anyone have any advice or things to watch out for? Any VBA hasles? Horror
Hope it goes seamlessly... Got enough headaches.
This link contains our experience with upgrading Access.
It does not address the SQL Server aspects, but does describe
Setup, Conversion, and Usability issues:
Converting from Access 97 to 2000, 2002 or 2003
http://members.iinet.net.au...conversion access 97 to access 2003
which are the differences between Access 97 and Access 2003 ?
Converting from Access 97 to 2000, 2002 or 2003
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.
"helena" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> which are the differences between Access 97 and Access 2003 ?
...Converting Access 2003 to Access 97
I wrote a VBA program to read and process data from an ODBC source and
put it into an Access database. I want to make the program into an MDE
file and run it on systems with Access 2003. So I have to work in
Access 2003 to do this. The problem is that the database that is
created by my program will have to be imported into an application that
only handles Access 97 .mdb file formats. I am wondering if there is
any way to do this. I only have to export the tables, but I need to
preserve the table properties. I was thinking about doing some type of
generic export from ACC2003 and then ...Use Access 97 or Access 2003
I have an Access 97 runtime database in use with over 300 users scattered
around the country.
I'm planing on an upgrade to the front end in the next 2-3 months.
I'd like to use Access 2003 and upgrade all users to Access runtime 2003
especially because of XML support which would be *very* useful in my app.
However, many of my users are *not* on Win XP and I understand that my app
in A2003 runtime won't run on less than Win XP.
So, am I stuck with Access 97 while I wait for all users to upgrade to XP or
later before I port Access 2003?
"Mark G. King" <markgk...How to copy form: Access 2003 to Access 97
I have converted a database from Access 2003 to Access 97. Everything
gets neatly imported into the new database except for one form which
continues to show a fatal error when I try to open it in the new 97
"Microsoft Access has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are
sorry for the inconvenience.
If you were in the middle of something, the information you were
working on might be lost.
For more information about this error, click here ___."
This is a form that I am using as a sub-form on a parent form. The
parent form is imported okay but no matter how m...Developing in Access 2003 for Access 97 users
I know you can convert a database from Access 2003 to 97 easily but is
there anything that I should avoid doing in Access 2003 that might make
my database incompatible with Access 97?
Many thanks, Dean...
> I know you can convert a database from Access 2003 to 97 easily but is
> there anything that I should avoid doing in Access 2003 that might make
> my database incompatible with Access 97?
Dean, if you have Access 97 as well as 2003, I would agree with Lyle that it
would be better to use 97 to develop this database. I actually did a small
one earlier t...Differences between Access 97 and Access 2000/2003
Our company is migrating from Windows NT to XP and in the process from
Access 97 to Access 2003.
Due to the phased rollout we are faced with a situation where some users are
still on NT while others have been fully upgraded, but all users need to use
the same Access databases.
At first we tried just opening the Access 97 databases with XP but we were
worried that some of the less computer-literate employees may click "yes" on
the "Do you want to convert this database to the latest version" prompt.
The solution we have come up with is to create an exact duplicate of...Making ETL from Access 97 to Access 2003
I need to take data from 5 differents (but similar) database in MS Access 97 and merge them into one MS Access 2003 database.
Is some packages exist to do this task?
On Apr 15, 5:27=A0pm, Steeve <steeve.h...@gmail.com> wrote:
> I need to take data from 5 differents (but similar) database in MS Access=
97 and merge them into one MS Access 2003 database.
Not sure what this had to do with python.
You could write out the five as csvs and then read in those csvs.
This is assuming that access 2003 cannot read in access 97. [Seems a
...Time to go from Access 97 to Access 2003
I have been to Allen Browne's site about upgrading and have addressed
most of the issues listed there.
However, is there a fix for all the reports losing their page setups?
They all have 1 inch margins and are potrait. Last time (ages ago) I
upgraded a website, I had to put in all this code to get the page setup
Is there a fix for this bug? It's very annoying.
> I have been to Allen Browne's site about upgrading and have addressed
> most of the issues listed there.
> However, is there a fix for all the reports losi...Access 97 to Access 2003 conversion problem !
I have just been asked to port an Access 97 app from an old Pentium 3
to a new Pentium Core-2-Duo PC.
On the new PC, Office 2003 is installed. On opening the database,
Access provided me with an option to convert the database which I did.
However, there are a couple of small issues. For one, there were a
couple of conversion errors which it stored in a conversion errors
table (saying it could not find the field "description").
Secondly, and this is my main problem ...
When I click on a button in the old Acc97 app it used to work fine,
however in Acc2003 it says "The command ...Access 97 to Access 2003
My client has an Access 97 app which contains details (fields) some in
English and some in Arabic.
On opening the database with Access 2003 (which it offers to convert &
I accept), the data in the tables in English is fine ... but the
fields containing Arabic are filled with some garbage & spurious
I've encountered this with 2 different clients with the same problem !
Does anyone know what the problem is and how to provide a workaround ?
And .. oh yes !! Both, the Access 97 & Access 2003 versions were
If you create a blank ...Create Access 97 MDE from Access 2003
Any way to create an Access 97 MDE (programmatically) from within an Access
I can do it from within my Access 97 adn when I do it from within my Access
2003 app it create a 2003 mde. Any way to force 97 from the 2003?
No, you cannot create an Access 97 MDE with any later version. You can
convert to / save as Access 97 format MDB, but MDEs are really
Microsoft Access MVP
"Ira S" <ISaunders@QQonline.com> wrote in message
> Any way to create an Access 97 MDE (programmatica...VB6 ACCESS 97 -> ACCESS 2003
I have a VB6 program that uses standard ADO 2.5 connection to read and write
to an Access 97 database on a Windows 98 machine. The same program is run by
a number of other people who use Windows 98 or 2000 machines. They all
connect to a their local copy of the DB with no problems. Occasionally, this
database is opened in Access 97 (we all currently use 97) in order to make
some manual tweaks here and there.
But ,I am about to get a new XP machine with Access 2003.
Q1. Will my VB6 program still work?
Q2. Will I be able to open the DB in Access 2003 without upsetting my VB