Front end program and back end data passwords.
Posted on 2011-02-17
I have a database split between front end file (queries, forms etc) and back end file (data). Up until now I've only passworded the front end for different users without bothering about the data. So I've set a database password for the back end, working on a copy of the data file at the moment. When I open the front end with its user name and password and then try to relink the tables to the copy of the back end it says "not a valid password", but it hasn't actually asked for the password. What is the correct sequence of actions?
Notes: Both files are in Access 2000 format though I always work on them with Access 2007 - under Windows 7. To set the database password for the back end I used Access 2003.