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Downgrade Access 2000 to Access 97

Posted on 2002-03-15
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Is it possible to downgrade an Access 2000 database to an Access 97 database?
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by:Arthur_Wood
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yes, but ONLY the data(Tables)--->   In Access 2000, under Tools/Database Utilities/Convert Database

You cannot convert any Code, as the Code base for Access 2000 IS very different from the code base for Access 97.

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by:CareyMBilyeu
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If you convert your Access 2000 or XP database to an Access 97 database, including forms, reports, modules, etc., you might have to re-reference the VBA Reference and other missing references. If your app is not working in Access97, try the references first, open any form, view the code behind the form and then click the Tools-References inthe module and re-establish the missing references in Access97.

Cheers.

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by:devtha
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can'nt you saveas 97?
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by:NeatonKJB
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How do you do a save as 97?
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by:devtha
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I know people have send me a 2000 db by saving as 97. Now how that I do not know as I do not use it.
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To convert you Access 2000 or 2002 application to Access97, open the Access application that you want to convert. If you have a start up screen that appears when you open the file and the database window is closed (hidden), and assuming that the Allow ByPass Keys property is true, simply close the file, hold down the shift key and open the file again.

On the Menu Bar, select Tools, Database Utilities, Convert Database and then click the To Access 97.

You will be prompted for a directory and database name, i.e. MyApp97.Mdb.

After you convert the file, close the application that you are in and then open youapp97.mdb. Also note that this is for Access MDB files, not MDE files as they can not be converted.

Cheers, and Good Luck.

OMT, if the Access97 file does not seem to be running properly, be sure to check your references as stated above.

HTH
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by:mjasic
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As  CareyMBilyeu explained, it is not difficult to downgrade A2K to A97 and to set references correctly. But, BE CAREFUL: if you have any Import or Export Specification, it is NOT CONVERTED, so it will not exist in A97 file. All the rest is OK. I did it several times and besides the issue of import/export specs and references (these are not complicated to set) it works fine.
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It's time to clean up this TA.
I will leave a recommendation in Community Support that this question is:
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PLEASE DO NOT ACCEPT THIS COMMENT AS AN ANSWER !

Nic;o)
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