Solved

frontend queries vanishing

Posted on 2016-08-02
3
86 Views
Last Modified: 2016-08-25
we have an access 2010 application, with backend / frontend setup. When one of the analysts opens the master copy of the front end in design view, creates a query, saves it - when another user opens that same FE in design view, the query has vanished (same as if the analyst who write the query saves it closes the FE, re-opens it - the query has just vanished)..

Our FE is basically just a collection of 20 or so forms, 10 reports and about 20 linked tables/queries  (to the master backend), but my understanding was it should retain and custom written queries? not sure if at all relevant but is uses auto FE updater to distribute the master copy of the front end to the users home drives. Same issue happens not just with queries but forms etc. it seems to save fine as it shows in the list on the left of queries/forms, but when closed and re-opened by the same user or another, its gone!
0
Comment
Question by:pma111
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
3 Comments
 
LVL 50

Assisted Solution

by:Gustav Brock
Gustav Brock earned 250 total points
ID: 41738736
not sure if at all relevant but is uses auto FE updater to distribute the master copy of the front end to the users home drives.
It sure does. Whenever the local FEs are updated, whatever change has been made in any of these will be gone.

To change the FEs, make these changes in the master, and the updater will update the local copies.

/gustav
0
 
LVL 3

Author Comment

by:pma111
ID: 41738747
sorry should have said the change made was in the master - still vanishes
0
 
LVL 57

Accepted Solution

by:
Jim Dettman (Microsoft MVP/ EE MVE) earned 250 total points
ID: 41738813
While it's certainly possible that the master copy has some corruption, my gut hunch is that it's something in your setup.

First, no one should be modifying the master copy directly.   The master copy is just that; a copy used only to update the user front ends.

Instead, developers should be working on a copy, then updating the master when changes are pushed to production.

But in doing that, it makes it easy for them to overwrite each others changes.

<< but my understanding was it should retain and custom written queries? >>

 DB's are a single file and as such, it's an all or nothing deal.  Unless you are doing something in the app in code to manage changes,  there is no process in deciding what's kept or not.   It's a simple file copy.

To help pin-point the problem, add a tblAppVersionControl table to the FE (will be a local table).   Have a field for developers note, end user note, version, and date of release.

As each developer makes changes, have them add a record to this table.

When things disappear again, have a look at that table and you should be able to figure out who over wrote and when (version numbers will be out of sequence).

Jim.
0

Featured Post

Simplifying Server Workload Migrations

This use case outlines the migration challenges that organizations face and how the Acronis AnyData Engine supports physical-to-physical (P2P), physical-to-virtual (P2V), virtual to physical (V2P), and cross-virtual (V2V) migration scenarios to address these challenges.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

You need to know the location of the Office templates folder, so that when you create new templates, they are saved to that location, and thus are available for selection when creating new documents.  The steps to find the Templates folder path are …
Azure Functions is a solution for easily running small pieces of code, or "functions," in the cloud. This article shows how to create one of these functions to write directly to Azure Table Storage.
In Microsoft Access, learn how to use Dlookup and other domain aggregate functions and one method of specifying a string value within a string. Specify the first argument, which is the expression to be returned: Specify the second argument, which …
Access reports are powerful and flexible. Learn how to create a query and then a grouped report using the wizard. Modify the report design after the wizard is done to make it look better. There will be another video to explain how to put the final p…

738 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question