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Going from Version 2000 to 2013 back to 2000.

Going from Version 2000 to 2013 back to 2000.

(OP)
Hi all,
At work we have a critical Billing application (Access 2000) that stopped working in Access 2000.
And by stop working I mean ODBC errors where popping up when opening the database.

It might have been to mangled ODBC connections that were trying to connect to 3 VFP tables.
We repaired the connections, but were still unable to get past the ODBC Errors.

I then used Access 2013 to load the 2000 version and save it as a 2013 version.
That version opened fine with no ODBC error messages.
I then save the 2013 version back to the 2000 version.
I opened that in 2013 and again no errors

I do not have 2000 to testing.

The person who usually run this is concerned that going from 2000->2013->2000 will affect the database.

I did not change one thing in the tables or forms or queries.

Is there a reason for concern?

Any insight would be grateful.

RE: Going from Version 2000 to 2013 back to 2000.

As long as nothing was modified when it was a 2013 DB, you probably should be okay (provided the scale back to 2000 works correctly). Did you try (in Access 2000) to create a new database and import all the objects. Sometimes that will 'correct' odd errors.

RE: Going from Version 2000 to 2013 back to 2000.

(OP)
Thanks Kray!
I will pass that on and see if it works.
smile

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