Create a replicated database (MDB)

 Note   The information in this topic applies only to a Microsoft Access database (.mdb).

Important

 Note   Any formatting included in PivotTable and PivotChart views used in tables, queries, views, stored procedures, and functions is not replicated when you set up replication for your database. You can replicate the format of PivotTable and PivotChart views in a form.

ShowCreate a replica of your database by using the menu bar

  1. Open the database you want to replicate. If you are working in a multiuser environment, make sure that all other users have closed the database.
  2. If your database employs a database password to help protect it, remove the password.

ShowHow?

  1. On the File menu, click Open.
  2. Click the arrow to the right of the Open button, click Open Exclusive, and then open the database.
  3. In the Password Required dialog box, type the database password, and then click OK. Passwords are case-sensitive (case-sensitive: Capable of distinguishing between uppercase and lowercase letters. A case-sensitive search finds only text that is an exact match of uppercase and lowercase letters.).
  4. On the Tools menu, point to Security, and then click Unset Database Password. This command is only available if a database password was set previously.
  5. In the Unset Database Password dialog box, type your current password.
  1. On the Tools menu, point to Replication, and then click Create Replica.
  2. Click Yes when you are asked whether you want to close the database.
  3. Click either Yes or No (Yes is recommended) when you are asked whether you want to make a backup of the database (this dialog box is displayed only if the database must first be converted to a Design Master (Design Master: The only member of the replica set in which you can make changes to the database structure that can be propagated to other replicas.) before the first replica is created).
  4. In the Location of New Replica dialog box, do the following:

Select the location where you want to place the new replica.

Click the Priority button, type the priority for the replica, and click OK.

Check the Prevent deletes check box if you do not want users to delete records in the replica.

Select the replica visibility (visibility: A property of a replica that indicates which members of the replica set it can synchronize with and which conflict resolution rules apply. Replicas fall into three visibility types: global, local, and anonymous.) from the Save as type box.

 Note   When you replicate a database, all the tables, queries, forms, reports, macros, and modules are replicated by default, as well as the data.

ShowCreate a replica with Briefcase

  1. You must have Briefcase installed on your computer. If Briefcase is installed, you will see a My Briefcase icon on the Microsoft Windows desktop. To install Briefcase on your computer in Windows 2000, right-click anywhere on your desktop, point to New, and click Briefcase.
  2. If your database employs a database password to help protect it, remove the password.

ShowHow?

  1. On the File menu, click Open.
  2. Click the arrow to the right of the Open button, click Open Exclusive, and then open the database.
  3. In the Password Required dialog box, type the database password, and then click OK. Passwords are case-sensitive (case-sensitive: Capable of distinguishing between uppercase and lowercase letters. A case-sensitive search finds only text that is an exact match of uppercase and lowercase letters.).
  4. On the Tools menu, point to Security, and then click Unset Database Password. This command is only available if a database password was set previously.
  5. In the Unset Database Password dialog box, type your current password.
  1. In Windows Explorer, navigate to the Microsoft Access database (Microsoft Access database: A collection of data and objects (such as tables, queries, or forms) that is related to a particular topic or purpose.).
  2. Drag the database file to the My Briefcase icon on the Windows desktop. You are given the option to create a backup copy of the original database.
 
 
Applies to:
Access 2003