- Several file management interfaces,
- Attachment Manager
- manages data file attachment through
SmartAttach dialogs using table driven technology. Includes interfaces
for Multi-File and Multi-Locations
- Archive Manager
- Copy old or unwanted records and delete
them after successfully archiving. Managed through table driven queries
and SQL statements
- File Utilities
- Ready-to-run form for Backup, File
Repair, File Compression, Compiling, and creating Upgrade databases
- Compare/Patch Manager
- Compares two Access databases and
optionally creates a third containing the changed objects. Can be used
to update an application that has been modified using the Patch
- Interfaces that can be called from a
developerís menu system without any code changes
- Functions that are table-driven as much
as possible to make the software easy to modify and maintain
- Works as-is with any Access MDB file
without any programming yet can be customized to suit a specific
- Integration into your application in
- An organized method to handle changes to
an application and give users control of file attachment, record
archiving, compaction, repair, compilation, etc.
- A powerful compare function to find the
object differences between two different MDB files
The EZ File Manager consists of a
collection of interfaces which provide ready-to-use functions that handle
typical file management in an application. There are six interfaces included
with the EZ File Manager. Each interface is described in further detail
below. Click on any of the small icons to view the image in larger format.
It is common practice for application
developers to keep data tables in a separate .MDB file from the program.
This technique is called having a front end/back end application. The
Attachment Manager can help you easily organize, maintain and update
attached data links. Managing these links can be somewhat tedious especially
if you have many tables and more than one data file that the tables are
linked to. You are not limited to one data source so tables could come from
several different sources. You may also sometimes lose the links if the data
source you are linked to is not available. In this case it may be necessary
to refresh your links. In addition, it is not uncommon to want to relink to
different data files. This could happen if you have a different set of data
files for multiple companies or different projects.
The EZ Attachment Manager is self-contained
and handles the functions and interfacing requirements for managing linked
tables in an application. There are several modes available with the
Attachment Manager depending on the user and the application.
The goal in the design of the Attachment
Manager was to make it easy to use for both the end user and the developer.
Depending on the application and how the Attachment Manager is set up, the
user can be presented with one of several different interfaces. The
functionality of each interface depends on how the link information is
stored. It can be stored within the source tables only or within both with
the source tables and in a special table designed to work with the
The Simple End User interface is a simple
interface that only requires the user to choose the file attachment
location. The Attachment Manager form will display a form with a label
describing the category of the various file locations.
This figure displays one of several
interfaces available for the EZ Attachment Manager. Click on the picture to
view a larger image.To explore all the
interfaces, please download the EZ Access
Developer Suite demo.
Create or maintain a separate data file for
archived records. Includes a user interface to handle copying records to the
archive and deleting archived records from the active data file. Record
selection is done via set of SQL statements stored in a table.
This interface provides a ready-to-go form
to do backups, file repair, file compression, compiling, and file upgrading.
Upgrading is done by a table of append query statements.
A form called by your application that will only
open if your database needs to be compiled. The form displays an option for
the user to compile the database.
This interface can compare two MDB files to
see the changes in the objects then create a MDB file that contains the
latest version of the objects that are different along with an installer to
install the patches.
This interface is saved in the file created
by the Patch Manager and is a user interface to select the file to update
and then copy the new or changed objects to the file and delete the old
EZ Tools products are tested for use through Access
2003 and include a 30 day money back guarantee on initial product purchases.
Product and version upgrades are non-returnable, non-refundable.
As this is an end of life product, support is
limited. Any request for assistance should be sent via email to
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