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I have read all the threads here regarding cinfo.mdb. My question is that our copy of this has blown to over a gigabyte. We are using SI Vs7.0.

My questions are:...

1. Can we compact with MSAccess97.
2. Should we repair/compact..??
3. What causes the 'bloat' in the cinfo.mdb...???
4. and is their an optimium file size..??

A test compact went to 1400kb.


RE: cinfo.mdb

Your cinfo.mdb is over 1GB?!  I'm surprised your system even runs.  To answer your questions:
  1. Yes, you can compact cinfo.mdb.
  2. Yes, repair/compact on a regular basis.  Remember to shut down your APS first and back up your cinfo.mdb prior to attempting the repair/compact.
  3. MS Access doesn't free up space when records are deleted.  Records can be deleted, for example, when instances are deleted from Info.
  4. I believe the optimum file size is between 20 and 30Mb, according to Crystal Decisions.  My old Info system worked fine up to 100Mb, but I always compacted it monthly to be safe.  If your environment is so large that its still over 1GB (1400KB) then you should definitely migrate your Info database to a SQL Database (Oracle, SQL Server, etc...).

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