I created a database in Access 2000. I have the Office developer package. I tried making a working copy for another computer that doesnt have access, so data could entered from that computer. I have done something wrong.
so which step have you missed out
have you created the MDE file
have you built and deployed your version of runtime, containing the neccesary libraries used in your application?
what does the docuemntation with your copy of Office Developer say you need to do to make an Access applciaiton work on a PC without Access installed
you need to build a copy of runtime which provides the functionality of Access. Effectively runtime works in place of Access it has to exist on each PC you propose to use your application on. In most cases you need the one version of runtime, however I have come accross probelms in a mixed environment of W98/NT and more modern OS's.
Hence you need to ensure that all the relevant code libraries exist in the runtime version you build - it can take several iterations to get a 'clean' version.
've always found it a 'good idea' to take copious nots of what you are doing as it can be frustating to get a clean runtime, and when you change libraries it can be a beggar to rebuild a new version of runtime.