Access database decompile; getting ready to release for production

Recently read an article describing the following as a finishing touches for an Access database to go to production.
1) Create a new database and import all objects from source database
2) Restart access using /decompile option while holding shift key
   a) Restart access normally while holding shift key
     i) Close after the database windows is displayed
3) Restart access normally while holding the shift key
4) Compile the database
5) Compact and repair the database

Question is; is this a "good idea"?  If so, will this work on a split database, or should it be rejoined before attempting?
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Rey Obrero (Capricorn1)Commented:
<Question is; is this a "good idea"?  > Yes

<If so, will this work on a split database, > Yes

 or should it be rejoined before attempting?  - No Need since you will only distribute/install the FE

- it is also a good practice that you run a compact and repair to the BE

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VirtualKansasAuthor Commented:
Fast, thank you.  Have a link that IU can study a little more for planning the step by step?  regards...
Rey Obrero (Capricorn1)Commented:
Jim Dettman (Microsoft MVP/ EE MVE)President / OwnerCommented:
Pretty much a good idea, but /decompile is an undocumented switch.  While it has worked thousands of times, it's also failed and messed up a DB in some cases.

So make sure you have a backup.

Also, if your importing everything into a new DB, you should not need it.  When you import, only source code gets pulled.

What /decompile does is invalidate compiled p-code.

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