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    Roskame is offline Novice
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    Design mode disabled

    Hello,

    I want to make a invoicing program and with some Googling around I got to this nice MS template:
    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/...a-ac93edad4dd1


    It got me a nice starting DB, which I can now further build from.

    But when I unpacked it, it won't let me get into design mode, form properties, etc.
    I added a blank version of the just unpacked DB as attachment.
    Is there any way around this? I just want this template to be fully editable.

    Regards,

    EdwinTest DB.zip

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    If it is a template, you create a dB from that template, not amend that template.

    Edit: I cannot download it even? but it does say 'The Access 2010 Services web database template' ?

    What on earth have you uploaded?, nothing to do with invoicing at all?
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    CJ_London is offline VIP
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    think this is a web database which was deprecated years ago.

    Most of the objects have the 'web' icon
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    You can edit those objects that don't have the icon such as the form GetUserNameClientOnly

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    Roskame is offline Novice
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    @Welshgasman,

    Somehow I did manage to download it and it does work.
    When openend, you'll get a save window and it will create your own DB.

    I disagree... you can make invoices, quotes, etc.
    I couldnt get the template to upload... you wanna see that? Maybe I can get it online somehow.

    @Ajax,

    thnx for noticing it's a web DB, I didnt know...it appears there are some ways to convert it to a client DB...
    I'll try the different solutions Google trows at me.

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    Well the link would not download, but copying it and using that, I managed to download, but my version is too old to open it.
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    Your database is a Web database. Web databases were introduced with Access 2010 with the intent of allowing Access databases to be published on-line, and available throughout the internet. The tables are actually links to Sharepoint lists. Web databases allow NO VBA in Web Forms, Web Reports or allow code modules at all if they are to be published as such.
    I would advise you to forget this database NOW. It is heavy with data macros. You will find little help here with that. I suspect that not 1 in 5000 Access developers have worked with data macros, and most would not even know how to view them. Data macros cannot be converted to VBA via Access wizards. Data macros are notoriously difficult to debug.
    The database you suppled has had 4 normal (not web) forms and 4 normal (not web) reports added with VBA behind them. All the dozens of others are Web forms and reports with embedded macros exclusively which cannot be converted with native automation.
    Web forms and web reports cannot be exported to a regular DB. A regular DB cannot import web forms or reports. You can import web tables, but you get the data macros along with them.
    I'm using Access 2019 and can open the DB. Office 365 may not be able to work with a web database at all.

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    Here's the DB file above, unchanged by me.

    Test DB Edit.zip
    Last edited by davegri; 05-23-2022 at 09:28 AM. Reason: clarif

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