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Open MS Access 2003 mdb from MS Access 2000

Posted on 2007-10-01
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Last Modified: 2008-03-15
I have MS Access 2000 on my machine . I have around 40 applications running in Access 2000 on my machine

My client has sent me an MS Access 2003 mdb file
I am unable to open that file from MS Access 2000

I am getting an error that my database is of a lower version and needs to be upgraded .
Can I open MS 2003 database on my machine without re installing MS 2003 on my machine.

I do not want to jeopardise the other 40 applications on my machine which are running on MS Access 2000

Is there some other alternative . Please suggest.
Question by:vsuripeddi
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>My client has sent me an MS Access 2003 mdb file ... I am unable to open that file from MS Access 2000
Correct.  This is by design.  

Your ownly real choices here are to either find an A2003 box, open the file, downgrade it to A2K, or ask the client to do it for you.

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One possible solution is to create a access run-time of your access2003 mdb file/application. See this link for more information:

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