Description of the files and the service packs that you have to have so that you can use an Access database under Visual SourceSafe control in Access 2003

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INTRODUCTION

This article describes the files and the service packs that you have to have so that you can use a Microsoft Office Access 2003 database under Microsoft Visual SourceSafe (VSS) control in Access 2003.

When you want to work with an Access 2003 database under Visual SourceSafe control in Access 2003, you have to have Microsoft Office 2003 Service Pack 1 (SP1) and Access 2003 Source Code Control Add-in installed.

Note Visual SourceSafe 6.0 is not included as part of the Source Code Control Add-in download. You must already have VSS installed from another source. Other sources may include the following:
  • Microsoft Office XP Developer Edition
  • Microsoft Visual Studio
  • VSS as a stand-alone product

MORE INFORMATION

For additional information about how to obtain the latest service pack for Office 2003, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
870924 How to obtain the latest service pack for Office 2003
For additional information about how to obtain Access 2003 Source Code Control Add-in, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=2ea45ff4-a916-48c5-8f84-44b91fa774bc
After you download Access 2003 Source Code Control Add-in, also known as Odc_accscc.exe, double-click the file and then enter the path that you want to install to. The default path is C:\Program Files. The installation program creates a folder that is named AccScc under the path that you entered.

If you have Visual SourceSafe 6.0d, you must install Microsoft Visual Studio 6.0 Service Pack 6 before you can add a database to Visual SourceSafe.

For additional information about how to obtain the latest service pack for Visual Studio 6.0, visit the following Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN) Web site:
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/vstudio/aa700916.aspx
You may receive the following warning message when you checkout Data and Misc. Objects:

Security Warning
Opening "<path>\database name>.acb"
This file may not be safe if it contains code that was intended to harm your computer.
Do you want to open this file or cancel the operation?


This is typical, and you can ignore the previous warning message

If you do not have Access 2003 Service Pack 1, linked tables may be replaced by local tables. This gives you a snapshot of your data at the time that the tables are imported. To correct this problem after you install Office 2003 Service Pack 1, note the tables that have to be linked, delete those local tables, and then create new links to the tables.

REFERENCES

For additional information about using Source Code Control Add-in, see the Help file that is named SccAccus.hlp. By default, this file is located in the C:\Program Files\ AccScc folder.

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Article ID: 837136 - Last Review: January 23, 2007 - Revision: 3.2
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