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Change extention of a database to my own application file.

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Dear experts,

I have made a programm that uses a MS-ACCESS database.
I use the components ADOConnection and ADOQuery for that.
And everythings works fine. But I have a couple of questions:

1. Do you have to install MSACCESS on the computer for my application
   to open an Acces-database?
2. I want to make of the database (.MDB) my own application file (.PKD)
    How can I do that?
3. If I change the database extention .MDB to a .PKD is than still possible
    to open it with MSACESS.

Greetings, Peter Kiers

 
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1. No, you don't need to. You just need the compatible driver, in your case "Microsoft.Jet.OLEDB.4.0" which is pre-installed on Windows XP and above, if not you can download it from http://support.microsoft.com/?id=239114

2. Simply change the file extension from Database.mdb to Database.pkd


3. It is not possible to open the .pkd file with access straight away, file association will be lost, you will need to redo the association with the help of open dialog or programmatically ...

3.5 :) In order to access your new database you will need to use appropriate connection string, ex.
Form1.ADOConnection1.ConnectionString:='Provider=Microsoft.Jet.OLEDB.4.0;Persist Security Info=False;Data Source='+IncludeTrailingPathDelimiter(ExtractFilePath(Application.ExeName))+'Database.pkd;';

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Thanks for the info, you really helped me alot.
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This was quick grading :)
You are always welcome.

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