Access Database multiple users on onedrive

LillyC
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My client would like to share with multiple users their Access Database on onedrive.

Is this possible, if so does anyone have a good link I could read this up on?
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Possible yes, workable no.

Look at migrating the database to SQL or Azure DB instead.
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It is not possible for concurrent usage. The only realistic scenario is, if you work on the database in office, then go home and continue working on it. In the meantime, it will have synchronised, and it will again when you next day return to the office.

In all other cases, move the backend to SQL Server or similar, either on-premise or hosted in the cloud. Azure SQL can be used but it very slow for the small and cheap instances - but you can check that out for free for 30 days.

For moving to SQL Server, a tool is available: SQL Server Migration Assistant for Access
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Thank you both
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You are welcome!
Mike LazarusAct! Evangelist - CRM Consultant

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As has been pointed out, no. The reason is that OneDrive copies the latest version of the entire file, not just records changed.

The last two options on this page might be options for you: Ways to share an Access database

Note: The Sharepoint option now is only available for On-Premises Sharepoint

Depending on the application, you might also consider PowerApps
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Thanks for this additional info Mike, I'll take a look at the options.

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