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Access 97 database in Access 2000?

Discussion in 'Business Applications' started by rozanssj, Feb 17, 2006.

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  1. rozanssj

    rozanssj Thread Starter

    Feb 15, 2006
    Ok I have one more question-a few people have other versions of Access in my program and need to use the database that I created in Access 97. A few people tried and couldn't open it. Is there an easy way to converting this so they can use it on their computers? Thanks for the help.
  2. Rockn


    Jul 29, 2001
    Access should prompt them to either open the DB file or convert it to the newer version on startup. If it doesn't you can open the newer version of Access and go to Tools > Database Utilities > Convert Database.
    Warning: Everything in your DB may not convert properly so be ready to do some work if this happens.
  3. slurpee55


    Oct 20, 2004
    Just be sure to make a copy of your database for them to convert and keep the original - Access 97 won't be able to read the converted file and it can't be changed back.
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