Creating a stand-alone program
Posted on 2003-11-28
I'm new to MS Access, and I don't even have it on my PC yet. Someone has told me that they have an Access 2000 program and database, the use of which requires Access 2000 or higher to be installed on the applicable PC. I can understand that Access would need to be installed to make changes to the program and database structure, but surely not to just use the program for data entry, reports, etc? I know this kind of thing can be done for VB programs, for example.
1. Is it possible to convert an Access program to be "stand-alone" (ie: one which will run on a PC which doesn't have MS Access installed on it)?
2. What is such a stand-alone Access program called? (eg: is it called a "stand-alone Access application" or what?)
3. What is the process called for converting it to be stand-alone?
4. Would the user of the stand-alone program be able to get at all the usual Access menus, to do record deletes, etc?
5. Can I make ANY or my Access programs stand-alone?
6. Can I use ANY version of MS Access to make a stand-alone program?
7. How do I convert an Access program to be stand-alone? (Instructions for 1 version of Access should be fine. Please specify the version you're talking about If it's more efficient to point me to some web page or specific section in a specific Access manual, feel free, but a brief description could be good, too).