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Help Setting Up an ODBC based Access 2K Application in a multi-user environment
Bid Request Id: 57888
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Posted by: Riquet1 (3 ratings)
(Software buyer rating 10)
Non-action Ratio: Very Good - 0.00%
Posted: Apr 14, 2003
8:29:14 PM EDT
Bidding Closes: Apr 16, 2003
12:00:00 PM EDT
Viewed (by coders): 102 times
Deadline: 4/18/2003
100% of work was accepted by buyer. Coder account has been credited.
Max Accepted Bid: Bidding is closed
Project Type: Question or Beginner / Newbie Assistance
Bidding Type: Open Auction
Categories: Windows, Database, Linux, MySQL, Access
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(0 active users at Apr 28, 2003 11:21:03 PM EDT)

I have setup my Access 2000 MDB Application to use a MYSQL database via ODBC. The MDB is sitting on my file server and everything works fine from my computer.
Though, when I tried to open it from another computer the tables would NOT be visible but only
if I re-attached the tables for that computer. Once this was done, I was then NOT able to see the tables from my original computer.

Obviously I did not setup the ODBC correctly, and
I have not run into clear step by step documentation
describing the steps to accomplish it.

This consulting bid involves someone assisting
me with a way to set my application up in order
for it to work in a way that my applicatoin.mdb
sits on the file server and any client computer
within my network can run it without having to
have a local copy of my application on each
individual computer and re-attaching the tables
manually for each client computer.

In other words, I need to setup my application in
a multi-user environment.


1) Complete and fully-functional working program(s) in executable form as well as complete source code of all work done.

2) Installation package that will install the software (in ready-to-run condition) on the platform(s) specified in this bid request.

3) Complete ownership and distribution copyrights to all work purchased.


I neet assistance in order to successfully accomplish
my goal and get my system working in a multi-user environment. It might include code to programmatioally open the databases and attaching
them, but must work from any computer in my network.

A) The client computers are running on Windows 98 with Access 2000 with mysql ODBC Drivers,
downloaded from,

B) The database tables which contain the data to be
reached via MYODBC are in a MYSQL database in a
Linux Server, and

C) My applicaton (MDB file) resides on the network
file server which is a Win2K Advanced Server.

Must be 100% finished and received by buyer on:
Apr 18, 2003 EDT
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(14 ratings)
in Plantation FL, Florida
United States
Bid id: 624,148
$30 (USD) Apr 15, 2003
3:20:54 PM EDT
hello, I can help you with that

once you have installed myODBC you can create a mdb and link the mysql tables.. it works fine.. I've done it before

anyway.. if you accept my bid, then we will speak better through email or chat


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