I have an application that has an Ms Access 2007 DataBase which runns great if access is installed.

Is there any code that I can use in vb that I would be able to run access with out installing it.
Tanks in advance

If your application is developed with Ms-Access's environment then you must have to install MS-ACCESS. If it is not (it is developed using Java, VB or VB.NET) then no need to install Ms-Access.

thanks for your reply
My Application was developed using vb2008.
When I installed it on an XP machine with MS Office 2003 the Application could not open the Database.
I'm just wondering based on your reply do you think I need to uninstall 2003.

As already suggested no need to install Access if it is used as database only. Having the .MDB file only is enough.

Edited 5 Years Ago by debasisdas: n/a

Why is my application able to open the DB if Access 2007 or later is Installed but not if Access 2003 is installed
It is not a .MDB file, it is a .ACCDB file.

I think access is not backward compatible and so can't open .ACCDB file which is supported in the version 2007 onwards.

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