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    Runtime(?) install (2003 SP2)

    I've just started testing an early version of a DB I'm creating, on some user's machines. 2 PCs work, but others do not.

    Our IT people tell me that these (and some other users I haven't got to) have runtime versions installed.

    Now I understand that these installations dsiable all the design capabilities, but what else is missing?

    The DB runs a data update, from different sources, on startup (VBA) & it seems this is causing the runtime version to reject the DB.

    What do I need to avoid (and change of course) to allow this DSB to run?

    TIA Paul

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    Re: Runtime(?) install (2003 SP2)

    When you open a database in Access runtime, the database window is hidden, and the standard menu and toolbars are not available, more or less as if you clear all check boxes in Tools | Startup...

    So you should set a startup form (in Tools | Startup...), and provide a custom menu bar and custom toolbars when necessary.

    Since you cannot change the design of forms and reports, and cannot edit any VBA code, you must make sure that your code contains adequate error handling.

    I would ask for a PC with a runtime installation of Access to test on. If that is not possible, ask one of the users with Access runtime to assist you in testing.

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    Re: Runtime(?) install (2003 SP2)

    Thanks Hans.

    I can see I'm going to more mobile, testing on a PC 200 mtrs away. [img]/forums/images/smilies/smile.gif[/img]

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