In certain network settings, the MDB spec file is locked when a user is in AutoPLANT Piping. This prevents other users from accessing the spec from the Component Preferences toolbar. This is a technote showing what settings to change.
The first thing that you need to do when intending to use a Microsoft Access database in a shared environment is to put it in shared mode. This can be done by using the following steps:
This will then open all databases in shared mode by default. This means that you don't have to go through this exercise every time you create/open a new database.
Note: The dialog looks a little different in MS Access 2007 but the option is still there in the advanced tab. Make sure this is checked on each workstation.
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