Making an Access application executable

November 2016


I've create an application access, but the problem is that I do not know how to make it executable??


There are several things to distinguish:

1. Compile forms and their code

  • Advantage: speed, space saving
  • Drawback: no changes possible on the forms and code (keep a copy for future amendments)
  • Method: Tools menu > Database Utilities> Make MDE file

Automatically open a form

  • Advantage: the user opens directly on the form, he can not tamper with the database.
  • Method: Tools menu> Startup
    • Tip: To bypass the first form, hold the shift key when opening Access

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Thanks to Yauba for this tip!

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