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microsoft access snapshot viewer files will not open in browser

Posted on 2004-04-07
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I create a link on our intranet to a phone list that is create using a 'snp' file (access snapshot viwer" and I add a '.snp' extension in the iis website under home directory and configuration and point it to the installed directory of the snapshot viewer.  When I click then link on the intranet it says page cannot be displayed.  However if i take the '.snp' extension out of the extension list it ask if i want to open it or save it.  

Is there a way to be able to click on the link on the intranet and open it without saving or opening?

Thanks for the feedback.
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Your clients may need a snapshot viewer.  Snapshot is part of Microsoft Access so these files won't open on desktops that don't have either MS Access or a viewer installed.
I think this is only a '97 version of the viewer but it will give you a general idea. http://www.microsoft.com/accessdev/articles/snapshot.htm?gssnb=1
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I'm doing my best to get away from installing snapshot viewer on all computers... Is there another way to go about this? The database is in access, I am trying to be able to make it available on my intranet.
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we've limited use of .snp files to business units that have the full office installation...
I can't think of a way around this sorry, most of the microsoft based solutions require some form of activex control to be available to the browser.
If you do a search in access help for "create snapshot" it's got details of how to embed the snapshot viewer in a html page.
Other than that you may need to look at exporting to another format to suit a broader user base.
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