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Using Access file in a VB project

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Hi guys,

When using an MS Access XP database file in Visual Basic project, would it work fine in a computer that run MS Access 97 or in a computer that doesn't run MS Office at all. Ok, what about using dbf file in VB project, would the project run ok on a computer that doesn't have the DBase software installed.

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As long as you package the libraries you used with the deployment of your application. The VB deployment wizard should take care of all that for you.
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Indeed that is correct, if you are using DBF files then you simply need to ensure that you have a valid ODBC driver that will enable you to read/write to the dbf file. I personally use the Microsoft Visual Foxpro driver which is installed with MDAC. This may have some limitations if you are attempting to use clipper compatible indexes but otherwise should be fine. I would advise against using the straight dBase driver as this now requires the BDE (Borland Database Engine) to be installed to allow writing to the dbf file. You can read from it without but not write.
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HaryMary:
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My recommendation, points to TimCottee. :0)

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Moderator, my recommended disposition is:

    Accept TimCottee's comment(s) as an answer.

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