Access runtime. Can I use this?


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Stapes

Hi

I have developed a database that is split in to front and back end,
and has user level security using a Workgroup Information file.

Is it possible to convert these to runtime based programs?

Stapes
 
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Rick Brandt

Stapes said:
Hi

I have developed a database that is split in to front and back end,
and has user level security using a Workgroup Information file.

Is it possible to convert these to runtime based programs?

Stapes

The runtime is a crippled version of Access used to run (normal) Access
files on PCs where the retail version of Access is not installed. There is
no conversion to make a file "runtime based".

That being said, you do need to limit use of the runtime to files that
contain fully developed navigation interfaces because the built in menus,
toolbars, and db window are not available in the runtime environment. If
you use the runtime to open a file that has no startup form or menu, then
you will just see an empty window.
 
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Douglas J. Steele

Sure.

The runtime is the same msaccess.exe executable as the "regular" version.
It's just that it's crippled though literally hundreds of registry entries
so that it can't make design changes.
 
S

Stapes

Sure.

The runtime is the same msaccess.exe executable as the "regular" version.
It's just that it's crippled though literally hundreds of registry entries
so that it can't make design changes.

--
Doug Steele, Microsoft Access MVPhttp://I.Am/DougSteele
(no e-mails, please!)









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You have not understood my question.

Is it possible to use a runtime version with a split database and a
workgoup information file?

Stapes
 
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Douglas J. Steele

No, you have not understood my answer.

Since it's the same program, it can run anything that the regular version
can. True, there are some limitations (for instance, you must specify a
start up form and you must ensure there's proper error handling everywhere),
but yes, there's no problem using User-Level Security and a split
application with the runtime.
 

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