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VB.net Create .accde file on a machine that doesn't have Access

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Hi

I am using the following VB.net code in my Excel Add-in  to create an Access
database. Certain of the users of my app will not have Access on their machines.
Will this sort of code be able to create a .accde file?

    Public Sub Create_Access()
        Dim P As String = "C:\Users\murbro\Documents\TestDB.accdb"
        If CreateAccessDatabase(P) = True Then
            MsgBox("Database Created")
        Else
            MsgBox("Database Creation Failed")
        End If
    End Sub


    Public Function CreateAccessDatabase( _
        ByVal DatabaseFullPath As String) As Boolean
        Dim bAns As Boolean
        Dim cat As New ADOX.Catalog()
        Try


            'Make sure the folder
            'provided in the path exists. If file name w/o path
            'is  specified,  the database will be created in your
            'application folder.

            Dim sCreateString As String
            sCreateString = _
              "Provider=Microsoft.Jet.OLEDB.4.0;Data Source=" & _
               DatabaseFullPath
            cat.Create(sCreateString)

            bAns = True

        Catch Excep As System.Runtime.InteropServices.COMException
            bAns = False
            'do whatever else you need to do here, log,
            'msgbox etc.
        Finally
            cat = Nothing
        End Try
        Return bAns
    End Function
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Question by:Murray Brown
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ChloesDad earned 2000 total points
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Yes, as long as you include the appropriate dlls in your install package.

For our application this was ADODB.dll

I think that it will save the file as *.mdb format rather than the newer *.accdb
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by:Murray Brown
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Thanks very much
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