Data Imported To MS Access
How to Deploy Your Imported Data
This help topic only applies to the [MS Access] database format. If using
SQL Server, refer to the Add
Ape Database to SQL Server help topic. If a data import was arranged with Ape
Database Software, you will receive your
imported database in a zip file through either a download link or an email attachment.
To deploy the database yourself, follow the instructions
below. Otherwise, contact us and we'll take care of everything
a screen share.
Before proceeding, download and install the most
current version of Ape Database Software.
the Minimum Requirements are present before installation.
Deploy Database (Scenario A)
Proceed to Scenario B (below) if the Application has already been used on this computer
to access a database. Otherwise,
continue with this section.
- Download & Unzip: Download, unzip, and place the imported
database in the desired folder. This
may either be on the local computer or a network location, if the database will be accessed
by multiple users.
Choose Database Format: Start the Application and select
the [MS Access] button. If the Application starts
in a different screen (i.e., the Choose Database Format dialog doesn't appear), proceed
to the next section (below) titled Deploy Database - Replace
- Choose Database Type: Select [BROWSE to Existing Database]
from the Choose Database Type window.
- Select Database: Navigate to the database you downloaded
and unzipped (step 1), select, and click the
[Open] button and the software should open with the imported data visible.
- Common Files Folder: If the database was placed in a network
location and/or multiple users will access
the software, refer to the Common Files Folder section of
Creating a Multi-User Environment to setup the Files Folder.
Remove Old Database (Scenario B)
If the Application was previously used with a blank or sample database, the files
already present should be removed
or renamed before proceeding.
Open Data Folder: After the Application is running, open
the Data Folder by clicking [File] in the top-left of
the screen and selecting "Open Data Folder". Confirm the existence of the database
file (apecal.mdb or apecal_sample.mdb).
This is the quickest and most accurate way of finding the current database. Leave
this window open and proceed to the next step.
- Open Settings Folder: Using the same menu as the previous
step, open the Settings Folder. If the Settings
Folder is the same location (file path) as in the previous step (i.e., Data Folder), close one
of the windows. Note that by default,
the Data Folder (previous step) and the Settings Folder are the same location but this will
not always be true if the temporary
database is moved.
- Close Program: Close the Application so the database files
can be moved, renamed, and/or replaced.
- Rename or Move Files: Although the data files can be renamed,
it's easier to move ALL the files in the
Settings and Data folders to a backup location (e.g., "Data Backup - Current Date"). Cleaning
out these folders will create
the conditions required for a clean first-run of the imported data.
- Scenario A: Proceed with Scenario A (above).
Refer to the Database Import Process
article for general questions about the process itself.
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