access server address

Posted on 2006-10-25
Last Modified: 2010-04-16
when i copy my microsoft access database to my laptop and try to run it i get an error cant find server(h://access/abc.mdb  address how change  it to run on my laptop instead of the server
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when i copy my microsoft access database to my laptop and try to run it i get an error cant find server address how do i change it to run on my laptop instead of the server

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crawfordits earned 125 total points
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It sounds like you have a copy of the access front-end to your database.  Change the linked tables to point to the correct back-end mdb location or map the drive to \\server\access using the drive letter H where the back-end mdb is stored.
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SunBow earned 125 total points
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how about change
or to

This is among reasons I prefer to not hardcode, and try instead a

For simplicity, always have all data tucked into single tables.

If you have a two drive system for XP then you can relabel your second drive as drive h: and stick the other mdb there

When attached to server, you can also copy simple tables using copy|paste instead, after creating new mdb

> you have a copy of the access front-end to

meaning, you are still missing the major piece and will not get far until you load it up somewhere.

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