[AccessD] Article on upgrading

Susan Harkins ssharkins at gmail.com
Thu Jul 28 14:16:38 CDT 2011

Thanks Arthur -- these are good -- :)

Love your counting logic. :)

Susan H.

> First, why bother with the upgrade? Two potential answers:
> 1, Because the DB size limit is going to be a problem. In many cases this 
> is
> not an issue, but my philosophy is, Plan For Success, according to which
> maxim what you originally thought were going to be 1K users turns out to 
> be
> 1M users.
> 2, Deploy the initial virgin in MDB or AAcdb format, and hope that it 
> works
> for the short-term.
> 3. Be prepared to go to SQL Server if you should be so lucky as to achieve
> success. (Fuller's fifth law: only successful apps require upgrades; the
> rest die on the vine).
> And these numbers remind me of the old joke: How many kinds of programmers
> are there? Three: those who can count and those who can't.
> A.
> On Thu, Jul 28, 2011 at 2:13 PM, Susan Harkins <ssharkins at gmail.com> 
> wrote:
>> This is good advice for actually performing an upgrade, but I'm looking 
>> for
>> questions you might ask when deciding whether you actually should or want 
>> to
>> upgrade -- see the difference? What kind of questions do you ask your
>> clients before you actually get there -- what kinds of questions do they 
>> ask
>> you when they begin to think about upgrading?
>> Thanks Arthur! Please feel free to play again! ;)
>> Susan H.
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