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Creating old file version of access by CDaoDatabase

Posted on 2003-11-17
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Last Modified: 2013-11-20
I have a problem I can't solve.
I'm using the visual C++ to create an Access file by the following code:

CDaoDatabase  pTempAccessDb;      
AfxGetModuleState()->m_dwVersion = 0x0601;

but when I try to open the file in my Access XP version, a dialog is opened to choose whether to convert the file or open it.

I guess the file was built in an old version of Access.
How can I solve this problem???
Thanks in Advance !!!!
Question by:kukiya
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ID: 9763050
I think you will find your DB is in Access 2000 format.

The message
a dialog is opened to choose whether to convert the file or open it
Should only appear the first time you try to open the DB from Access itself.  

What problems are being caused if you select the 'open' option (or the convert option)?
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ID: 9763065
Or even worse in Access 97 format (dbVersion30 as parameter default in you create call), the 0x0601 will allow the DAO to open Jet4 format.

Can't you create the (empty) database with AccessXP then use DAO or ADO code to populate it with tables and queries as you require?

Author Comment

ID: 9763066
The problem is that I re-create the file many times, so every time I open the access file,this dialog appears. It doesn't look good...
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Author Comment

ID: 9763081
I must create the file by the code, and not with Access.

As for ADO , I'm not familiar with the method.
maybe using  ADO and not Dao will help...
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Expert Comment

ID: 9763134
Could you create an 'empty' DB with AccessXP and your app makes a copy of this to the functional DB when required?

I've never tried creating a DB itself from code.  I always have a preprepared one I copy as above.

Author Comment

ID: 9763229
I need to create the file via a dialoge in wich the user chooses the path and the file name...

Is ADO ca  help ??? How do I change the code to work with ADO???

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AndyAinscow earned 400 total points
ID: 9763253
'I need to create the file via a dialoge in wich the user chooses the path and the file name...'

No problems if you are doing the copy of an existing DB.
Look at SHFileOperation and SHFILEOPSTRUCT in the help
Copy the files specified in the pFrom member to the location specified in the pTo member

Major changes going from DAO to ADO.  However bear in mind DAO is not going to be developed further by Microsoft.
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ID: 11849702
My comments would be a way to achieve the desired effect

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