Can't access FORMS in design mode.


Access 2010 - accdb

This is not a split database.
I have been sent a database (which I originally designed).

I have a problem with the forms.
When I right click on them the option for "Design View" is greyed out.

I may be forgetting some very basic thing but I cannot figure it out.
Patrick O'DeaAsked:
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Jim HornMicrosoft SQL Server Developer, Architect, and AuthorCommented:
Any chance this is an .mde / .accde file, where forms-reports-macros-modules are locked out from being able to go into Design view?
DatabaseMX (Joe Anderson - Microsoft Access MVP)Database Architect / Systems AnalystCommented:
Patrick O'DeaAuthor Commented:
Possibly .....

BUt when I am in explorer and right click on the database and then click properties.  The "Type of File" is Microsoft Access Database (.accdb)

Perhaps this is a mis-leading bit of info?

How else could I determine if it is an accde.

(By the way I CAN access tables in design mode).
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Jeffrey CoachmanMIS LiasonCommented:
<Perhaps this is a mis-leading bit of info?>
Perhaps, ...the file could have been renamed...

<How else could I determine if it is an accde.>
If the VBA code is "unviewable"

<By the way I CAN access tables in design mode). >
Then this sounds like an .accde/mdefile....

So the file seems that it was renamed...

The bad news is that if you better prey that the original source .accdb file still exists somewhere...


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Patrick O'DeaAuthor Commented:
Thanks folks,
The VBA is also unviewable.

I will sort something out!
Jim HornMicrosoft SQL Server Developer, Architect, and AuthorCommented:
Pretty sneaky on somebody's part.  
Warnings should be going off on what else this person did.

Thanks for the split.  Good luck with your project.  -Jim
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