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    Free replacement program for Access (2002)

    I use Access only for one database (which people here actually created for me):

    http://students.hamilton.edu/2005/jrick/quotesfacts.mdb

    This seems silly -- especially since I'm considering upgrading to Office 2003 from 2002, and in so doing downgradng from Office Pro, which includes Access, to Office Standard, which excludes Access -- and so I'm curious if there's a free program out there that will allow me to create a similar database?

    Thanks a lot.

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    Re: Free replacement program for Access (2002)

    Depending on who created it for you, if you are just using a 'user interface', the people that created if for you may be able to supply you with the 'royalty' free 'run-time' version of MS Access. They will hve to have a license for MS Office Developer in order to do so (if that is stills supported). YOu should talk to them about it.

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    Re: Free replacement program for Access (2002)

    Just thought as well, there is no reason (that I know of) why you can't leave your old MS Access on there with the new version of office standard either.

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    Re: Free replacement program for Access (2002)

    Hi,

    Thanks for your reply.

    1. Is the referenced database using only a "user interface"?
    2. It's been years; I forgot who created it.
    3. What is the royalty-free run-time version?

    Thanks again.

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    Re: Free replacement program for Access (2002)

    Perhaps, but I'd still like to get rid of Access [img]/forums/images/smilies/smile.gif[/img]

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    Re: Free replacement program for Access (2002)

    I'd say your application is simple enough so that you may be able to find an alternative, but in that case you will have to build a new database for yourself because you will have to replace both the interface and the data, all of which is contained in a single Access mdb file. Is there some overwhelming reason you want to get rid of Access but use an Access database?
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    Re: Free replacement program for Access (2002)

    <P ID="edit" class=small>(Edited by Jon_Rick on 22-Sep-04 23:18. )</P>I actually don't want to use Access any longer (that was Jayden's suggeston), because with such a simple database (quotesfacts.mdb), it seems like I'm driving a Rolls Royce to travel 100 yards.

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    Re: Free replacement program for Access (2002)

    I don't know about "free" There are free database products, but they are engines for use by programmers, not end user tools. I would suggest you post a question in software finds and wants looking for suggestions for a quotations database as a replacement. You may have a problem transferring the data you already have though.
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    Re: Free replacement program for Access (2002)

    I posted a message in Software Finds and Wants.

    I'm willing to transfer the data manually.

    Thanks...

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    Re: Free replacement program for Access (2002)

    Microsoft Excel??

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    Re: Free replacement program for Access (2002)

    Would the stripped down version in MS Works be any good to you? I have about a dozen copies and wouldnt mind posting you one if it was any good to you.

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    Re: Free replacement program for Access (2002)

    Excel experts can probably create what I'm looking for, but I'd prefer a database program.

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    Re: Free replacement program for Access (2002)

    The stripped-down version of Access?

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    Re: Free replacement program for Access (2002)

    I will lock this thread now, to avoid duplication and divergence.

    Anyone with hints or tips for Jonathan, please post them in the thread in Software Finds and Wants, starting at <post#=410409>post 410409</post#>. Thank you.

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