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How to unlock a access .mdb file?

Posted on 1997-10-13
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Sometime when I use vb programming a access database, unexpectly,
my vb app shut down , then I can't access that .mdb
any more, it says some other app open the file exclusively
and lock it. how can I solve this problem and avoid this kind of thing happen again?
Thanks a lot.
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Question by:xzhang
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Well your application was the one that had locked the database.

As a quick workaround, you could open the database in shared mode.

Bu am i stating the obvious. :)
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by:xzhang
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Can you tell me how to open database in share mode in vb
data control. Is it just a property to set,or I have to
use a function to open database.
Thanks.
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by:ozphil
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Which version of Access are you using?
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by:xzhang
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It's version 7.0
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There is a property 'exclusive' for the data control which you can set to False (multi-user) on loading form.






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