1-time compile of an Access DB?

June 7, 2009 at 06:39:21
Specs: Windows XP SvcPack 3, Pentium (R) /1GB
I have an MS Access database and application that I would like to distribute to family members. None of them has MS Office and this is a one-time compile. Is there a service that I could pay a fee to compile the database so that I could distribute the ACCDB and EXE files to them without having to purchase the compiler?

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June 7, 2009 at 11:36:53
If all you want is a database viewer, you can find many of those by searching on Google.


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June 7, 2009 at 13:10:06
Thanks for your reply Will the database viewer handle the code in Visual Basic as well as calls to external programs from within my Access application? From what I can determine, the free viewers only permit viewing the tables. I have an application that uses VB, forms and reports. Isn't there a compiler that creates an EXE file that can run the application, forms, and reports without having MS Access installed on the host computer. Am I missing something?

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June 12, 2009 at 05:33:16
I found the answer from PBaldy in the MS Access DBforum (http://www.dbforums.com/microsoft-access) :

"The runtime version of Access and the developer extensions are both free downloads from MS."

I downloaded both and compiled my application and moved it to a PC that didn't have MS Access installed and it worked flawlessly. Note that this software and procedure is only available with MS Access 2007 and not earlier versions of Access.

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