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    andythepandy93 is offline Novice
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    Use network and local backend


    Hi all,

    I have a database on my laptop that normally accesses a backend on a local server. However when the laptop isn't on that network I would like the database to switch to a local backend on the harddrive. What is the best way of doing this?
    I was thinking on startup a simple check to see if the network file exists and if not use the local one but I don't know if this is the best way of doing it.

    Thanks,
    Andy

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    SoftwareMatters is offline Access VBA Developers
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    I've done something similar to this before and used a pop-up message box (input box) asking the user to enter N for network or L for local. I set the box to a default of N as this was most common. In the database properties I had paths to the back file for network and local and then re-linked the tables (if required) depending on the choice using the dataabse properties.

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    andythepandy93 is offline Novice
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    Hi,
    Thanks, I hadn't though of asking the user, simple yet effective.

    Thanks

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