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Save an Access Database with a different Ext.

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I tried saving an Access 7.0 database as, "database.chi".  The reason for this is because I will be putting ".chi" is associated with my application and can be pulled in, by clicking on this data file.   The SAVE went fine, but when I tried loading this file I recieved errors.   What must I do or can this even be done?   This can be done if I use dBase or Foxpro, but why not Access?
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I have VB Enterprise and I'm using Visual Data to create the database.   I have Office97 and within is Access7. I Saved the database with extention without problems.   I then try to open it with the Data1 OCX and it errors.  I'm a 4 year VB developer and was just playing around Ext Assocation when I notices I couldn't save as a different extention.

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I have VB Enterprise and I'm using Visual Data to create the database.   I have Office97 and within is Access7. I Saved the database with extention without problems.   I then try to open it with the Data1 OCX and it errors.  I'm a 4 year VB developer and was just playing around Ext Assocation when I notices I couldn't save as a different extention.

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Damn,  I clicked reject and this server put in, who the hell knows..   I'm points are all screwed up too.   This has been going on for about 2 months for me..

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Since you have the points can you or anyone else please continue helping.
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That *did* seem kind of strange that you accepted that answer.  I guess I am now duty bound to help you through this.  :)

Well, let's start with the obvious.  Are you using the full database name (with extension) when you open the file?  Are you opening the database explicitly through code or from the property sheet?  Oh, and are you using VB4 or 5?

In VB5 Enterprise, I linked the data control to the Biblio database file whose extension I had renamed to .MDQ.  It worked fine.

Ah, wait a minute.  What version of the Microsoft DAO library are you using?  You can determine this by looking at the References dialog.  

What is the axact error messgae that you are getting?

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I have an idea of the problem.  I'm using VB5 Enterprise and this is an example I was putting together for another question asked at experts-exchange.   I'm using the data1 component to access the data.   The problem, that I think it may be, is that the database has a Memo field in it.  Whatcha think?

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OK, I feel stupid..  Fix has been found.  I just put in a new brain and needs time to adjust.  I was saving the database as Chizl.chi, but it was saving it as Chizl.chi.mdb.   I never really looked at the database after it was saved.  Hate when that happens..
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