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Hi,
All my forms have link with the database by data control. the path look like this "C:\WINDOWS\DESKTOP\scan\SOC.mdb"  how about if someone moves the databse from this location, the program will not run! is ther any solution! thanks
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Question by:hadorth11
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MikeP090797 earned 50 total points
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Check on startup if the file exist, using Dir. If it doesn't, either create an empty database, or ask the use to enter the database path using Open File Dialog
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by:electrick
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You could write a routine to check for the existance of your
database file.  If it has been moved, then you could have a
routine look for it, then change the databasename property
to the new path.  I built an activeX control to do this.

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by:hadorth11
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Hi Mike, Thanks for answering my question but can you show me how to do it. thanks
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by:mcix
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In addition to the proposed solution, you could store the Database Name in an INI/Registry setting.

In the Form_Initialize Event you would read the Setting and verify the existence of the DB.

If the file/path are good, set the datacontrol.databasename = INI setting
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by:MikeP090797
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To check if a file exist:

If Dir("C:\Windows\Db1.mdb")="" then 'Not exist
 CreateDatabase "C:\Windows\Db1.mdb", dbLangGeneral
 Data1.DatabaseName="C:\Windows=Db1.mdb"
 Data1.Refresh
End If

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Guys, you are wonderful.. I will give your web address to all my friends!
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