Source Code Control Support

Many developers use or would like to have software to provide version control and backups as they work on their projects. There are several source code control (SCC) programs that offer that functionality, but the problem has been that Access itself does not have a mechanism to provide the information needed for a standard SCC. ADE now includes tools that will work with SCC programs to document information about changes to database objects.

To institute a version control process, you'll likely start with the Access SCC support tools and use them in conjunction with a reputable add-in. Chapter 21 explains the process using Microsoft Visual Source Safe 2005, which is available with Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2005.

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