Solved

Create shortcut in SharePoint WSS to open Access 2003 database

Posted on 2009-05-08
4
619 Views
Last Modified: 2012-06-27
We currently have SharePoint WSS 3.0 and MS Access 2003.
I have several Access databases which have multiple tables, forms, etc.  At this time I'd like to just create a link or icon or something in Sharepoint which will just replace the desktop icon we currently use to open the database.
I can't find any way to do this since everything points to publishing with Access (which is for Access 2007) or importing or linking tables.
At this time I only want to use Sharepoint to let them open the database.
Can anyone help!
Thanks!
0
Comment
Question by:Senniger1
  • 3
4 Comments
 
LVL 31

Accepted Solution

by:
James Murrell earned 500 total points
ID: 24350111
Start in Notepad with the following:

"C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\OFFICE11\msaccess.exe" to open Access on your PC.  Just find the path to the program; hopefully it's standard on everyone's PC.

Save it as a .bat file  (example:  openaccessinwwss.bat) on your shared directory.

Put a shortcut or link to openaccessinwwss.bat in WSS
0
 

Author Comment

by:Senniger1
ID: 24358454
I created a .bat file and below is it's content:
"C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\OFFICE11\MSACCESS.EXE" "W:\Customer.mde" /wrkgrp "W:Customer.mdw"

My only problem is the DOS Black Window stays open until I exit the database.  I'd like to open the database, then close the DOS window.

Do you know of a way to prevent the black window from showing?
0
 

Author Comment

by:Senniger1
ID: 24388620
I figured out how close the DOS window.
Basically I added this...
start "" 
In front of my file path below...
"C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\OFFICE11\MSACCESS.EXE" "W:\Customer.mde" /wrkgrp "W:Customer.mdw"
Resulting in this...
start "" "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\OFFICE11\MSACCESS.EXE" "W:\Customer.mde" /wrkgrp "W:Customer.mdw"
And my DOS windows closed.

0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:Senniger1
ID: 31579391
Thank you so much.  This was exactly what I needed.
0

Featured Post

PRTG Network Monitor: Intuitive Network Monitoring

Network Monitoring is essential to ensure that computer systems and network devices are running. Use PRTG to monitor LANs, servers, websites, applications and devices, bandwidth, virtual environments, remote systems, IoT, and many more. PRTG is easy to set up & use.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Note:  There are two main ways to deploy InfoPath forms:  Server-side and directly through the SharePoint site.  Deploying a server-side InfoPath form means the form is approved by the Administrator, thus allowing greater functionality in the form. …
These days, all we hear about hacktivists took down so and so websites and retrieved thousands of user’s data. One of the techniques to get unauthorized access to database is by performing SQL injection. This article is quite lengthy which gives bas…
Video by: Steve
Using examples as well as descriptions, step through each of the common simple join types, explaining differences in syntax, differences in expected outputs and showing how the queries run along with the actual outputs based upon a simple set of dem…
Polish reports in Access so they look terrific. Take yourself to another level. Equations, Back Color, Alternate Back Color. Write easy VBA Code. Tighten space to use less pages. Launch report from a menu, considering criteria only when it is filled…

920 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

15 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now