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I have an Access application that is split in a front end/back end configuration. Before a particularly large update procedure is called, I would like to save a copy of one of the back end tables in case the user input the incorrect parameters and the table needs to be restored to the previous version.

My question is: Is it possible to insert the table into the back end file from the front end?

*Bonus question: How does Access handle index fragmentation? Does Access rebuild the indices during a compact and repair?
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Create a make table query in your front-end database.  During the process you'll see the option to create the query in another db (current db is default).
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Sorry, should have been
 During the process you'll see the option to create the table in another db (current db is default).
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Cool, thanks. Any idea about the indices?
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I'm not sure but I think the answer is yes.  Will need to do some checking.
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Here's some info
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/209769/EN-US/

Note the response in this forum Q that states indexes can be rebuilt in Access but there is often no need to do so because compacting does this anyway.  Seems to answer your question
http://msgroups.net/microsoft.public.access/Rebuilding-Table-Indexes

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Great answers! Thanks for your help!
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