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2008-04-02, 16:46 #1
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Access versions (2003)
I have Access 2003 installed.
I have many .mdb files I'm taking over in my new job that when I open them in 2003 it says "Access 2000 file format" in the title bar.
I'm assuming I can convert them to 2003 format, but should I?
What are the pros/cons of updating?
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2008-04-02, 16:54 #2
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Re: Access versions (2003)
Access 2003 can work with databases in Access 2000 format and Access 2002/2003 format without converting. I'd stay with Access 2000 format for the following reasons:
- The files are smaller.
- The format is more stable.
- The databases can be used by others who have Access 2000, Access 2002, Access 2003 or Access 2007.
The only disadvantage is that you cannot create a .mde database from an Access 2000 format .mdb.
The Access 2002/23003 format has no real advantages above the Access 2000 format.