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Add table to Access Database after deployment

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Hello,

I have the need to add a new table to an ms access database after I deployed my app without impacting my users.

Would anyone have an example of how to implement this in vb.net?

Thanks

MW
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Perfect, now how wold you go about inplementing it?
As a test I have my code associated with a button on my main form creates the table as desired, after that is complete dont i have to re-attach my datasource?
Could I use the version number, if version # 1.2.3 then run the update?
How would I disable it? Does it not run if the table exists already, would hate for it to overwrite the table.

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Perfect, now how wold you go about inplementing it?
Well, that's what the tutorial is all about.

dont i have to re-attach my datasource?
That would make sense. See this tutorial for an idea how to link http://www.programmersheaven.com/mb/VBNET/386345/386345/program-demonstrating-ms-access-database-manipulation/?S=B20000

Could I use the version number, if version # 1.2.3 then run the update?
Yes you could. See this for information on getting the version number of your assembly. http://blogs.msdn.com/b/junfeng/archive/2004/02/28/81407.aspx

How would I disable it?
Pseudo code:
If Assembly.GetExecutingAssembly().GetName().Version = 1.2.3 Then
    'run the update
Else
    'don't run the update
End If

Does it not run if the table exists already, would hate for it to overwrite the table.
Why don't you check it out yourself.
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by:WINN2012
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Worked like a champ.

Tyvm

MW
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