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Solved: Working with Linked Databases

Discussion in 'Business Applications' started by softspoken, Apr 6, 2010.

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  1. softspoken

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    I created a database. Now I want to put that database on a secure drive and have multiple users key information that will be stored within this database. I want the users to work within a linked copy of the main database. Can you assist me on how to accomplish this?
     
  2. OBP

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    You do not need to "split" the database for it to work on a Secure drive.
    Have you "Split it"?
     
  3. softspoken

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    no i havent done anything yet ... i just need to know how to create a linked copy for users to work from so that they dont have the ability to go into the actual table and accidentally delete data ...
     
  4. OBP

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    Linked tables work just the same as the tables in the database, the information can be seen and edited just the same.
    But if you want to split the database goto Main Menu>Tools>Database Utilities>Database Splitter.
     
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    what does splitting it do?
     
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    Ok I split the database ... now which one would the users use.... ? bare with me I am just getting back into this lol ..
     
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    ok nevermind .. that did exactly what i needed .. sorry for being so nieve. You have been a great help.
     
  8. OBP

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    The users use the "front end" which should have the Queries, Forms and Reports.
    Each user will need a copy on their Computer or put it with the back-end on the Secure drive.
     
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