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    Using front end / Compact & Repair

    I have a couple questions:



    1. I have a front end that I have on several computers that are linked to the back end on our server. When I update the front end, I need to go to each computer and replace the old front end with the new one. Is there a way to have the old front end look for an update and replace itself?

    2. Is there a way to have a code in a button that will do a compact and repair without having to go to the menu and find that button?

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    1. Yes. Various methods possible. Some people use scripts to check for a newer version and copy it across.
    I run a starter app that looks like a splash screen and does the same thing.
    If the current version is the latest, the starter app opens that and closes itself
    If a newer version exists it copies the newer file(s) then starts the app and closes itself.

    In either case you need a method of checking the version number of the FE e.g. a record in a settings table or a separate text file

    2. MS removed the ability to compact a running database using code with A2010. This was possibly because compacting can cause corruption in certain situations.
    However you can use code to compact the current database when it closes or compact external databases.
    I would always recommend making a backup first
    Colin (Mendip Data Systems) : Website, email
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    That looks like what I'm trying to do. Could you point me in the right direction? Is there a link you could post to site that I can learn about these?

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    You can get both (free) from my site here: http://forestbyte.com/ms-access-utilities/

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    I'm forced to use 64 bit. Don't suppose you have one 64 bit?

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    I can update them later this week.
    Happy New Year!
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    Both the launcher and the back end compacter should now be both 32 and 64 bit compatible, please let me know if you have any issues with either of them.

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    It's still saying that it needs to be opened in 32 bit

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    It's still giving me this

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    It is compiled on a 32 bit machine; I need to install 64 bit on another and create another accde file for that. Is the launcher or the back-end compacter that you need first?

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    Updated both to include both 32 and 64 bit versions.

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    I appreciate the help. However, the link brings me to the 32 bit only. I keep getting the same error.

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    Try to download again, the zip file(s) should contain two accde files, one for 32 and one for 64.
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    I downloaded it again. This is what came through.
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    Are there any other FBA_DB_Launcher(...).zip files in your downloads? Try to sort them by the date, this is what you should see (http://forestbyte.com/ms-access-util...a-db-launcher/):
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