Posted on 2013-12-29
I have a database with an Access front end and SQL Server back end, hosted on the web. It all works fine, but sometimes, the user will not have a good internet connection, and therefore cannot use the database.
Is there a tool, or method, by which he can use the database even when connected? So, if he has a good connection he uses it normally, then when he does not have a connection, the database resorts to a local version back end, and then, when re-connected, the database will somehow synchronise and update all records.
As I see it, the main problem is if one user starts creating records whilst in local mode, and at the same time another user adds a record to the web-hosted back end, then the synchronisation needs to account for these records.