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"System Resources Exceeded" Compact and Repair

"System Resources Exceeded" Compact and Repair

"System Resources Exceeded" Compact and Repair

I have a back end file that is about 1.5 GB. It has one table in it. There are 1,256,353 records in that table.

When I compact and repair I receive the error "System Resources Exceeded".

Can anyone explain to me what is going on here?

I must have been looking at a local copy... the actual current version is ~ 1.7 GB. Gulp... I guess SQL is in the eminent future.

RE: "System Resources Exceeded" Compact and Repair

My best guess is that Access can't fragment the table into small enough pieces to compact it... Which seems absurd since it creates a new file on compact anyways.

RE: "System Resources Exceeded" Compact and Repair

If you continually have issues with C/R, I would create a new, blank file and import everything into it.

I would seriously consider moving to SQL Server however it might require some changes in how your application works.

Hook'D on Access
MS Access MVP 2001-2016

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