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    Can Access database be converted into a standalone application?
    Can the application be distributed without Access?

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    > Can Access database be converted into a standalone application?

    You'd have to rewrite it from scratch using a programming language and compiler such as C++.

    > Can the application be distributed without Access?

    You can distribute the runtime version of Access; it's free. See Access 2007 Download: Access Runtime. This will allow users who don't have Access itself to work with your Access database.

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    >You'd have to rewrite it from scratch using a programming language and compiler such as C++.
    Very shocking.

    >You can distribute the runtime version of Access;...
    So I still can distribute my Access database to my clients without the shocking C++ things. Do I read your words correctly?
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    > So I still can distribute my Access database to my clients without the shocking C++ things. Do I read your words correctly?

    Yes. that is correct. The runtime version of Access is freely downloadable and distributable; everyone can install it.
    It is a version of Access from which all design capability has been removed. The database window is invisible. So users can open databases and work with them, but they cannot view or change the design of database objects.

    To prepare a database for use with the runtime version of Access, you must set a form to be opened automatically on startup, and you must have tested macros and VBA code thoroughly - there is no way to debug them in the runtime version.

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    [quote name='HansV' post='780310' date='17-Jun-2009 23:13']> So I still can distribute my Access database to my clients without the shocking C++ things. Do I read your words correctly?

    Yes. that is correct. The runtime version of Access is freely downloadable and distributable; everyone can install it.
    It is a version of Access from which all design capability has been removed. The database window is invisible. So users can open databases and work with them, but they cannot view or change the design of database objects.

    To prepare a database for use with the runtime version of Access, you must set a form to be opened automatically on startup, and you must have tested macros and VBA code thoroughly - there is no way to debug them in the runtime version.[/quote]

    Hi HansV,
    Thank you for your absolutely thorough explanation.
    Armstrong

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