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How to open access database which is looked in edited mode

Posted on 2011-02-23
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I have access database which is used by some programe, and this programe is looking the database so no one can connect to it or even open it using MS access.

Is there any way to connect to the database using c# without closing that program?
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by:AndyAinscow
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Access is designed to be a multi user program. I am not sure what you mean with "locked in Edit Mode".

If the Access DB is opened in "Default" mode, then, if a user opens a particular table in Design View, other users can't open that table in design view. Also, you should still be able to query and work on other tables.

If you open the DB in "Exclusive" mode, anyone else receives a "file in use" message.

Another option is to open the DB in "Exclusive Read-Only" mode, where you grant other users read-only access to the DB.

You could also make a copy of the .mdb file and operate on it, as access control is done via the .ldb file.
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by:Suma5566
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Great, thanks so much.

I'll consider copying the database.

Thanks.
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by:AndyAinscow
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There are other possibilities but all required making changes to the other program - which you seemed to exclude.
Note the answer you accepted does say pretty much what I said - no.
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by:Suma5566
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i cannot change that application since it has been developed by some company.
all i needed is to read dome data from that database.
i may write some code to kill that applications process and then start it again after i finish reading from it.
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by:AndyAinscow
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>>Is there any way to connect to the database using c# without closing that program?

Answer - No.
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by:Suma5566
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I found a solution.

I opened the database file ib MS Access and made database split, which will make another file that i can connect to.

:)
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