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Special Edition Using Access 97, Second Edition by Roger Jennings

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Using Access 2.0 Application .mdb Files with Access 97

Access 97 is designed to be backward compatible with Access 2.0 .mdb files. Nevertheless, the compatibility is not total. The following list describes the principal limitations of running version 2.0 .mdb files with Access 95:

  • You cannot save any changes you make to the design of any object contained in a version 2.0 .mdb file.

  • You cannot change ownership of, or permissions for, objects contained in a version 2.0 .mdb file.

  • DoMenuItem actions that refer to menu choices that have changed in Access 97 produce an unexpected result. Access replaces DoMenuItem action with the RunCommand action in macros and Access VBA code.

  • SendKeys operations that execute Access 97 menu choices and make selections ...

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