convert access 2.0 forms to 2007 without buying 2003

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  • 1. Query Looking At Form's Field - but from VBA
    Got a report. Report's based on a query. Query looks at a dialog form to get a date. Date is used by the query in selecting records. Query works fine when it's just invoked by double clicking. But when it's the .RecordSource of the report, the report dies - saying it does not recognize the [Form].[FormName]![txtDateFieldname] referenced by the query. I've been here before and always gotten around it by having the report's .RecordSource set to Null and then using the query to create a work table in Form_Open - instantiating the query and explicitly setting the parm. But this query is a Pivot Table presentation - i.e. the fields may not be the same each time it is invoked. This breaks my little scheme of creating the work table via a .CopyObject of a model table into a work DB and seems to reduce me to a MakeTable query... I guess I could do that - but it would require writing code to manage the link - and that's a little more complicated because I make my apps Terminal-Server-Friendly. i.e. the work table's location varies depending on the user's ID and so-forth so the location of the query's target table would have tb changed dynamically also. What I'm hoping to hear is that I'm just doing something dumb back at the query and fixing it will make it run "as-is". Anybody? -- PeteCresswell

convert access 2.0 forms to 2007 without buying 2003

Postby UGF1bCBpbiBXSQ » Wed, 16 Apr 2008 22:32:01 GMT

I'm thinking about buying Access 2007.  I have applications with many forms 
created with Access 2.0.  Access 2007 won't import them -- they have to pass 
through 2000, 2002, or 2003.  Is there a way to do this upgrade without 
buying an interim version of Access?  

Paul in WI

RE: convert access 2.0 forms to 2007 without buying 2003

Postby SmVycnkgV2hpdHRsZQ » Wed, 16 Apr 2008 23:24:01 GMT

In a word: No.  Also there might be some problems with the forms unless they 
are very simple. Hopefully you can find someone with a version of Access that 
could do the intermediate upgrade for you.

Have you considered rebuilding the forms and reports from scratch? Possibly 
it's time for a look at the database to see how it could be improved.
Jerry Whittle, Microsoft Access MVP 
Light. Strong. Cheap. Pick two. Keith Bontrager - Bicycle Builder.

Re: convert access 2.0 forms to 2007 without buying 2003

Postby Paul Matejcek » Thu, 17 Apr 2008 00:10:52 GMT

Thanks, Jerry.

Some of the databases are old; one has been in development for the past 

Access 2.0 has served me well, and there are some issues with it that I 
hoped might be cleaned up in a new version.  Also, support would be nice, 
along with long file names.

I've downloaded the trial version of 2007, and I don't find the HMI very 


Re: convert access 2.0 forms to 2007 without buying 2003

Postby RnJlZA » Thu, 17 Apr 2008 03:21:01 GMT

Have you considered running 2003?   It's HMI has a lot of continuity from 
previous versions.  

I have both.  In typical  Microsoft arrogance, they scrambled the whole HMI 
from 2003 to 2007.  If they ran the tool section at the hardware store they 
would rename all of the tools by example uses.      So everyone needs to 
invest $10,000 in learning curve time for the new HMI.   It's no wonder that 
Microsoft slipped from being the #1 known/liked brand name to #56...they have 
stopped listening to customers. I mothballed 2007 until I can set aside that 
much time to waste.   

Re: convert access 2.0 forms to 2007 without buying 2003

Postby Paul Matejcek » Fri, 18 Apr 2008 01:29:24 GMT

Using 2003 seems like a very good idea -- if only I could find a copy... 
Any idea where to try to buy it?


Re: convert access 2.0 forms to 2007 without buying 2003

Postby Larry Linson » Fri, 18 Apr 2008 15:20:51 GMT

"Paul Matejcek" < XXXX@XXXXX.COM > wrote

 > Using 2003 seems like a very good idea -- if only I could find a copy...
 > Any idea where to try to buy it?

Online... your favorite search engine will be your friend as you try to find 
a copy... try the online auction sites, too. You can likely find a copy of 
Access 2002 or 2003 (I am not certain, however, whether Access 2003 can 
convert an Access 2.0 file).

 Larry Linson
 Microsoft Office Access MVP

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