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MS Access Database Repair

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We have a process wherein a Microsoft Access database is linked to a Quick Books database. This process runs on a Windows XP scheduled task every night. It consists of bat files, ftp to a web server and running macros & queries in the access DB.

I am aware of the fact that XP has "expired" & is no longer supported by Microsoft.

The last two nights, the process has failed with the attached message.

See attached file called Linked_to_Lss. This shows the tables in the database; note some are externally linked; those connect to Quick Books tables.

Is it safe to do the suggested Repair? Will that NOT effect the Quick Books tables?

Why would this all of a sudden be a problem? It's been running for years. Slight changes were made a few weeks back but it has run properly for about two weeks.

I can provide the main macro & all of the executed queries, if need be.

Thanks!
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<<Why would this all of a sudden be a problem? >>

 It's very hard to say, and it might be related to the OS or Access, not the DB.

 First, make a backup copy of the DB as it stands.   You can then run a compact and repair on it.   This will not touch the QB tables in any way.

 After the C&R, check if the database is operational.   I would also open a code module and do a compile, and make sure it compiles without error, and then save.

 If after that, the process continues to fail, then you'll need to pin down what is causing the failure.

Jim.
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Do I just copy the mdb file & put it somewhere or is there a backup utility in Access?

Thanks,

Rkorts
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You can just do a simple file copy.  Just make sure it's not in use when you do.

Jim.
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by:Richard Korts
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I did the Compact & Repair; the Mouse Pointer turned to an hourglass for like one second.

Does it work that fast?

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Sometimes yes.   Depends on what's in the DB, how large it is, etc.

Jim.
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OK, I have scheduled to try the overnight process again at 1 PM Central Time (about 90 minutes from now). We shall see.

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To JDettman (Jim Dettman)

I ran the overnight; it failed, but for a different reason. See attached.

Even though I arranged with the customer that no one be on Quick Books at the specified time, I suspect someone was on & this record could not be adjusted due to that.

I will ask a Quick Books question regarding this one.

Thanks
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<<Even though I arranged with the customer that no one be on Quick Books at the specified time, I suspect someone was on & this record could not be adjusted due to that.>>

 Sure looks like it.

Jim.
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