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    Gina Maylone is offline Always learning
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    Smile Access backend in the cloud - am I dreaming?

    Could it be this easy? So I have an iCloud account, it is set up on my desktop and my laptop. I can get to it through Windows Explorer. So for giggles, I split my database and put the backend on my iCloud drive, linked it up, and am currently sharing the data between desktop and laptop.

    I have researched Access in the cloud and have found numerous complicated solutions. What I've done seems too good to be true. But so far as long as I have WIFI or my cellular connection, I'm golden.

    Looking for someone to shoot holes in this for me.

    Happy New Year!
    Gina

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    The only issue that I am aware of is managing the loss of connections. So you would have to use unbound forms and code that made a connection for each CRUD operation. Error trapping and rolling back failed sql actions become more important. Also, orphaned locking files are an issue. If you have multiple users, the locking files become a larger issue.

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    Hi Gina,

    You might want to read this article by Albert D. Kallal about Access over a WAN.

    Using a wan with ms-access? How fast, how far?
    http://www.kallal.ca/Wan/Wans.html

    (main site is http://www.kallal.ca/)
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    From another group I participate in: RE Wifi network

    A connection may work fine, but multiple users or powerful neighborhood networks (or other noise sources) can abruptly cut off the connection. That can corrupt the database file if you are writing to it at the time. This type of interference isn't a problem if users are mostly reading from the database.


    A WAN connection that covers any connection from a local system to a server via the Internet can cause trouble. Reading the database may be slow but acceptable. However, writing to the database is error prone and can cause corruption. When bottlenecked traffic interrupts data transfer, Access times out, believing the connection has been lost. This behavior usually leaves the backend database in a corrupted state.

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    Gina Maylone is offline Always learning
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    Thanks Steve, good read. Happy New Year!! :-)

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    Gina Maylone is offline Always learning
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    Thanks ItsMe! Happy New Year!

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