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Access 2003 Backward Compatible With Access 2000?

Posted on 2003-12-02
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Just wondering if anyone knows if Access 2003 can open Access 2000 .mde files ok?
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Hey davidsanderson!

  M$ says you shouldn't experience ANY backward compatibility issues with file formats, but they balked at the question regarding code.

  You might have to recreate the mde from the mdb after upgrade conversion.
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Jack
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mde --> NO, the MDE must be opened by the SPECIFIC version of Access that was used to create it.  Hence it is VERY likely that an MDE created with Access 2000 will NOT be accessible (pardon the pun - boo HISS LOL), with Access 2003.

You should plan to upgrade the Access 2000 MDB to Access 2003, then create the MDE from the Access 2003 version.

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AW, I have been creating Access 2000 .mde's for quite some time now that are opened in with either 2000 or 2002 and that's been working fine. Are you saying it's just with 2003 that won't open 2000 mde files? Do you have any links?
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I have been under the impression, though not from actual personal experience, the making a MDE in one version required that version to use the MDE.  If your experience is otherwise, then I must defer to you.

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