Convert with Confidence

You can convert to the new ACCDB file format as easily as selecting File O Save As. There's 100 percent compatibility with Access 2000 and 2002 file formats and you can even have an MDB and ACCDB version of the same app open at the same time. One hundred percent compatible? Okay, there is a qualifier. Just because the file formats are compatible doesn't mean that the code converts smoothly or is totally supported, to say nothing about little bugs that have thus far escaped detection.

Appendix A covers the issues and processes associated with converting a variety of file formats, including MDEs, secured, and even replicated databases. For now, the best way to know how your applications will be affected is to install Access 2007, open the file, and save it as an ACCDB file type.

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