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  1. #1
    Join Date
    May 2006

    multiple user database on a network

    I havent tried this before but i want to come up with a project that will run on a LAN.

    How do i setup a database that runs on a network with multiple users? Do i have to place the database in a shared folder for all to be able to access if. if so how do I make sure that they can all update/open the database at the same time, or they will there be no restrictions?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Wilmington, DE - USA
    Generally speaking, for most apps, you would split the app into two distinct components:

    1) A 'backend' mdb with all of your tables and
    2) A 'frontend' mdb with all of your forms, queries, reports, macros, and VBA code

    The backend would be on a shared network resource.

    Each user should have his/her own distinct frontend instance; these frontends should either be installed on each user's machine, or deployed on a shared network resource that the user access's via 'remote control' such as Citrix, Windows Terminal, or pcAnywhere.

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