How do I create a fully functional Access database application from within VB.NET?
Posted on 2006-06-09
Can you help me?
I have written an VB.NET application which creates a brand new Access mdb file, creates several tables within it and then copies data from an Oracle database into these tables as means for "out of office" staff to obtain a snapshot of their key data.
Some of these staff are not confident with creating queries and forms within Access in order to selectively query and view that data once they have the file.
What I would like to be able to do for them is to programatically (from VB.NET) add a common set of Forms, Queries and reports to the mdb file as I create it. This would means they would receive a fully functional Access aplication every time a took a new snapshot and they would no longer need to worry how to view their data.
(1) Has any one ever done this?
(2) Does any one know if this is even possible? I suspect it is, even though it may be an unusual approach.
(3) Alternatively does anyone know of any articles on this subject which I might peruse?
Thanks in advance of a positive response.