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Syncronize data across databases

Hello Everyone,
I need to deploy a MS Access Database in 3 different geographical areas, the database will be identical in all three sites. Only one of the 3 will be the Master database where data entry will take place, the other two will simply be used for reporting. What would be the best way to create a data sync between the master and the other 2 databases without a human intervention? Say for example the database will synchronize every time data is changes to the Master.

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Jim Dettman (Microsoft MVP/ EE MVE)PresidentCommented:

 I would have answered replication, but starting with A2007, it's been dropped from JET.  SQL Server still offers replication however.

 One question is; is it just new records that need to be synch'd up, or are you planning on deletes and edits as well.  If the latter, it really gets to be a chore.

Another thought; if users have internet connectivity at all times, you'd be far better to think about a remote access solution such as RDP/Citrix to handle this and forget about replication entirely.

JimD.
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joeserroneAuthor Commented:
I'm only concerned about new records, there will be no edits or deletions. What do you think it would be the best solution by keeping it in Access?
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Jim Dettman (Microsoft MVP/ EE MVE)PresidentCommented:
<<I'm only concerned about new records, there will be no edits or deletions. What do you think it would be the best solution by keeping it in Access? >>

  That's simple enough then.  You can use a GUID for your primary keys so that every record is unique.  Then it's a simple merge into your "master" DB (that's basically how replication works).

  BTW, what version of Access are you planning to use?

JimD
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VTKeganCommented:
If these 3 different geographical locations all are on the same network, you can just use linked tables. I never saw you mention the requirement for offline use.  If everyone is connected to the network couldn't you used linked tables?
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Jim Dettman (Microsoft MVP/ EE MVE)PresidentCommented:
<<If everyone is connected to the network couldn't you used linked tables? >>

  Not over a WAN with a JET DB.  You need very fat pipes and decent routers for it to work.

JimD.
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