Access Compatibility


I am using Access 2013. Question We still have a site still using Access 2010. If I make an accde in 2013 it should still work in access 2010 is this correct. I don't want a trip there if incorrect

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Dale FyeOwner, Developing Solutions LLCCommented:
I would not recommend it.  You should always compile and deploy your application in the earliest version of Access which will be used by you clients.

Generally, the part which will break is the references.  Although Access will identify 2013 references if your application is compiled in 2010, and will accurately change those references in your application.  It will not do so if you compile (.accde) your application in 2013 and deploy it to systems which have 2010.


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Kelvin SparksCommented:
No, you will get a database is in an unrecognised format error

Kelvin SparksCommented:
I have just tried it

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chesteraAuthor Commented:
Thank you both for that info

Jim Dettman (Microsoft MVP/ EE MVE)President / OwnerCommented:
Over and above that, also be aware that 2013 removed a number of features, and one fundamental change is that the ribbon in A2013 can no longer be avoided.

 There were a lot of changes from A2010 to A2013, but mostly in features removed.   A DB in 2013 will probably run OK in A2010, but as Dale said, not the recommended way to do it.

chesteraAuthor Commented:
Jim Dettman

Thank you Jim

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