Can Access 2003 create Access 97 (to 2003) compatible .MDE?

Can Access 2003 create Access 97 (to 2003) compatible .MDE?

Post by Cheryl Fis » Wed, 28 Apr 2004 03:34:38


An Access 2003 MDE or MDB file cannot be opened by Access 97

Cheryl Fischer, MVP Microsoft Access
Law/Sys Associates, Houston, TX




Access 2003. The same application (.mde) needs to be used by Access 97
users. Is this possible? I get "unrecognized format" when I try to open the
app in Access 97.
 
 
 

Can Access 2003 create Access 97 (to 2003) compatible .MDE?

Post by anonymou » Fri, 18 Jun 2004 22:27:51

You can split the back end out and keep it in Access 97.
See help files in app for complete description on how to
do this. Distribute your Access 97 front end out as usual.
Convert a separate copy of the front end to 2003 and
distribute to users on 2003. Both front ends can connect
to the same 97 tables being held in the back end.

CTD

several people using Access 2003. The same application
(.mde) needs to be used by Access 97 users. Is this
possible? I get "unrecognized format" when I try to open
the app in Access 97.