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Using a Microsoft Access database on PCs that haven't got Microsoft Access

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If a user creates a database program using Microsoft Access 2013, can a runtime version be created for users that don't have Microsoft Access installed? (These users would be doing data entry and data searches, etc.)

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Jim Dettman (Microsoft MVP/ EE MVE) earned 500 total points
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Yes.   Use the A2012 runtime for desktop database apps.

For A2013 Web apps, there is no runtime as it runs in the browser.

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Thanks. So if she creates a database program using Access 2013 to be run on desktops, can she create a runtime using Access 2013, it will be able to be compiled using Runtime 2010? (Can't see that runtime 2013 is available yet).  Also, once she's finished her design, are you saying she can elect to distribute it as a web app instead?
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"Use the A2012 runtime "  ... or even the A2010 runtime, since the A2012 runtime is a bit of a rare beast (:-) .

Is there a runtime for A2013- I haven't noticed it?

You can test your app as a runtime version by starting it using a desktop shortcut which includes the /runtime switch.

Bear in mind that all the user will see in the runtime is what you have designed into it. No standard menus/ribbons etc.  And any unhandled program errors will cause a crash, so code needs proper error handling routines.
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Jim, maybe you mean A2010 runtime ;-)
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Yes, 2010.   There is no run-time for 2013 as yet, but that really doesn't matter as there were no changes for desktop apps in 2013.

 Only changes in 2013 were for Web apps, and those are seperate.

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Here's the link BTW:

Microsoft Access 2010 Runtime  
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=10910

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"Can't see that runtime 2013 is available yet)"
Correct - it is not yet available.
In 'theory', the A2010 RunTime should work, however a certain person from Microsoft could not state in 100.0 % certainly that it would 100.0 % work.

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