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Moderate: Requires basic macro, coding, and interoperability skills.
This article applies only to a Microsoft Access database (.mdb).
The Microsoft Access 2002 "Startup command-line options" Help topic incorrectly states the following:
The /convert switch cannot detect the DefaultDatabaseFormat property. In Access 2002, the switch can convert the database only into Access 2000 file format.
If you want to convert a previous version of an Access database into Access 2002 file format, use one of the following methods.
Using the Built-in Access MenusOn the Tools menu, point to Database Utilities, point to Convert Database, and then click To Access 2002 File Format.
Using the ConvertAccessProject MethodThe following code converts a previous version of an Access database into Access 2002 file format:
For additional information about how to convert multiple Access databases, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/304318/EN-US/ )ACC2002: How to Programmatically Convert Multiple Access Databases
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article.
To set the DefaultDatabaseFormat property, click Options on the Tools menu, and then click the Advanced tab.
For more information about command line switches, click Microsoft Access Help on the Help menu, type startup command-line options in the Office Assistant or the Answer Wizard, and then click Search to view the topic.