Database Template Creator

The 2007 ADE tools include the Access Database Template creator. It allows developers to take an existing solution and convert it to the Access 2007 template file format (ACCDT). The files that you keep pulling your standard tables from can officially become templates. You can turn a polished solution into a template, place it in the correct folder (such as the Access Template folder), and have it appear as a template in the Access Getting Started experience. The other benefit of template is that it is stored in a safe text file format. So templates can easily be shared, saved, and e-mailed—another way for developers to leverage the tools that they have accumulated.

Chapter 21 walks through the process to create and deploy a template.

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