Using MS Access/Exporting foom Access


Dear Richard,

I am creating an application using MS Access 2007.
If I need to export Tables/Queries/Forms/Reports/Macros to another application (like SQL or another database application), which elements can be exported ? Can I keep the forms design or I need to re-work them ?
Maya Dargham

You can export the tables. Most everything else will have to be rebuilt in your new application. Why are you moving away from Access? The best part about Access is that it's flexible. If you want to move up to SQL SERVER, for example, you can just move your tables over (and sometimes your queries, depending on their design) and keep your front-end Access database (forms, reports, VB code, etc.)

I cover exporting data from Access in my Access Expert Level 19 class.

Be sure to visit my web site and watch my FREE 2-hour-long Microsoft Access Video Tutorial

Richard Rost
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I am happy to answer any kinds of questions about Microsoft Access - from basic table design to advanced VBA programming. Also, please feel free to check the Access Tips & Tricks section of my web site, and free Access 101 tutorial.


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