vb.net 2010 application uses access 2016 instead of access 2013 RRS feed

  • Question

  • I have a VB.NET 2010 desktop application that currently uses Access 2013 as the database. Now my company wants all computers in the company to use Access 2016.

    Thus due to upgrading from Access 2013 to Access 2016, I have the following questions:
    1. Will I have any type of conversion issues for using Access 2016 instead of Access 2013? If so, what would these issues be?
    Do I need to convert Access 2013 file to Access 2016 file? If so, what steps would I need to complete to make certain the files
    are converted adequately?
    2. Would I need to change the VB.NET 2010 application somehow to use the Access 2016 instead? If so,  what steps would I need to accomplish to meet the goal of the VB.Net 2010 application accessing Access 2016 files?

    Monday, April 17, 2017 3:03 PM


  • The database file format used by Access 2016 is the same as that used by Access 2013. No conversion is needed.

    Code working with Access 2013 should work with Access 2016 without modification.

    Regards, Hans Vogelaar (http://www.eileenslounge.com)

    Monday, April 17, 2017 3:17 PM