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Can multiple users read and write to a single database via ADO?

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I am at the planning stages of a project which will evetually be distributed to many users in my company (over 150). Without getting into too much detail about the project I need to know whether using an ADO connection to an Access 2007 database from Excel 2007 will cause any problems with multiple users trying to read/write to the database at the same time, or am i barking up he wrong tree completely?

Any help greatly appreciated.

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there is a limitation on how many simulataneous open connections you can have with access,
but if you design the code to :
   open the connection
      do some stuff
  close connection
then you should be able to have multiple access, but you may have people overwriting each others changes.
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by:Jim Dettman (Microsoft MVP/ EE MVE)
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  You can use A2007, but do not use JET for the database engine.  Use something like SQL Server for the DB engine.   SQL Sever Express is free.

JimD
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