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Thread: MDB or MDE?

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    Unanswered: MDB or MDE?

    I am putting a database on a shared drive. I dont want anyone messing with the tables or code etc.

    I also want to regularly update the front end.

    Any ideas?

    Thanks

    Aboo

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    See PK's code bank post on cloning file launcher... or similar for how to deal with regular updates best.

    MDE's protect your code and form/report designs, but they don't protect queries or tables. MDBs protect nothing from being tampered with.
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    Hey Trekker,

    i will be using the cloning techinque, but i was wondering if it was easy for me to split the database create an MDE. or split and keep using a MDB. especially if i want to keep adding stuff like reports and changing forms... etc..

    any more input?

    thanks

    Aboo

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    split the app deploy as MDE, but make sure you retain the mdb that created the mde from as you can only apply changes to mdb's
    I'd rather be riding on the Tiger 800 or the Norton

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    Yes, to healdem you listen, mind what you have learned, save you it can!

    In other words, I agree with Healdem
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