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Ms Access MDE Files

By tomosullivan ·
When I create a MDE file from an MDB database, the option to 'save as/export' is greyed out and
disabled on the toolbar and also when I right-click the mouse, when I'm viewing a report. Does anybody know how to re-enable this function??

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by hgh42 In reply to Ms Access MDE Files

One of the properties of the MDE file is that you can't change/add forms & reports, see MS Access Help for Reference.
I guess that's the reason why the option is greyed out.

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by tomosullivan In reply to Ms Access MDE Files

We had an mde db and, as far as we know, we could use the save as/export function. We ran a security lockup routine on the db and then we lost this functionality. Thanks for your input.

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by john_wills In reply to Ms Access MDE Files

For the first time I have made an MDE file and experimented with saving a report. I get the same greying-out as the complainant. I tried it on my MDB file and could save; what is saved is simply the report with a new name, not the output. One is making a new report, and that is clearly forbidden in an MDE database. Similarly, one cannot export the report from MDE because that would allow a user to steal the intellectual property one is trying to protect by giving the user MDE instead of MDB. Ifyou could do it before, something was wrong then, not now.

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by tomosullivan In reply to Ms Access MDE Files

Thanks for answer. However I might leave the question up for a little while longer just in case someone out there knows some way of re-enabling this functionality.

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