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How analyze existing tables compared to developmental copy of database

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I have an old copy of an Access database and I have a developmental copy of the same database that has had tables and fields added to tables.  But I need o find an easy way to compare the two sets of tables/fields so I know what to bring into the existing copy without destroying any data.

Is there a way to do this?
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Jim Dettman (Microsoft MVP/ EE MVE) earned 500 total points
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<<Is there a way to do this? >>

 Nothing built-in, other then you running the database documentor for each and making a compairison.

 There is Total Access Dectective:

http://www.fmsinc.com/MicrosoftAccess/DatabaseCompare.html

 which will do that for you.

 A third option would be to whip up some code to do it.  Not sure if you'd come out ahead $ wise between time invested and just buying Total Access Detective.

Jim.
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It's probably worth the cost.  Thanks.
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