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Access2k taable relationship queston?

Discussion in 'Business Applications' started by Access2k, Jan 5, 2006.

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  1. Access2k

    Access2k Thread Starter

    Jun 24, 2004
    Hi everyone,

    I am new with access and I am wondering how the table relationship travels with the application. I separated my application to front and back-end, I keep my data on the server and the program I move a copy in each user's PC. If i make a change on the relation ship that's on the server it should work for all the user right?

  2. cristobal03


    Aug 5, 2005
    That is correct.

    Conceptually, the application's back end generally maintains application-wide tables. There's more you can do with a BE, but this is the fundamental feature of splitting a database.

    The front end maintains the functional portion of the application--forms and macros--as well as user-specific tables (for example, a table for user option settings).

    The binding between the FE and BE usually refers to the link between the tables and the forms not the tables and other tables. Access manages the links so you don't have to.

    Now, if your application includes a form or forms, the design of which rely on a certain relationship structure among your tables, modifying the BE might necessitate amendments to the FE. But you'd have to do that whether your database was split or not.


  3. Rockn


    Jul 29, 2001
    You can also write functionality into the front end that will look for a link to the BE tables and if the link is missing you can re-link to them. The relationships should all be set up in the back end and only link to the tables in the BE portion.
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