I need some advice on the best direction to go.
I finished a large project, 15 tables, 150 queries, 150 forms, 10 reports, and could not make an ACCDE file in Access
The error message reads:
Microsoft Office Access was unable to create the .accde, .mde, or .ade file. This error is usually associated with compiling
a large database into an MDE file. Because of the method used to compile the database, a considerable number of TableID
references are created for each table. The Access database engine can only create a maximum of 2048 open Table IDs at one
time. Exporting a database as an MDE potentially can exceed this limit if the database has a large number of objects (table,
macro, form, report, etc.).
There is no accurate method to estimate the number of Table IDs the Access database engine uses during the process of
compiling a database as an MDE. However, each VBA module and each form uses one Table ID, as a result, if the database has
500 forms, and each form's HasModule property is set to Yes, as many as 1,000 TableIDs are used.
So I did a lot of normalizing and increased the tables to 20, with a great deal of remaking the queries to remove about 50
foreign keys, as in Car1, Car2, Car3, etc., by making linking tables.
Tried to make an ACCDE file and got the same error message.
My question, do I really need to prune back the number of forms, which will limit the scope of the project (80% are dialog or
subforms), or could this be gremlins from my normalizing the database where I need to build a virgin database?
Also, how important is this obstacle? I was just getting ready to split the database for my office server, I haven't done
before. Is there a way to work around this.
Another problem I'm having is that Windows 7 Pro is not letting me switch the file from an accdb to an accdr form. The new
explorer is not letting me do it the way XP did. Headaches, since I have a great accdb that I cannot evaluate in runtime.
Appreciate your help,