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  1. Total Access Analyzer 2002

  2. You shouldn't develop any Microsoft Access program without this utility. Total Access Analyzer is the world's premier database analysis and documentation program for Microsoft Access. It analyzes all database objects to provide extensive documentation, cross-reference, application and flow diagrams, and over 295 presentation-quality reports. It also detects over 100 types of errors, suggestions, and performance tips, so you can improve your applications.

    The only thing I wish is that it should be interactive and have a standalone exe.

  3. SSW Data Renovator

  4. Many times I need to compare backend versions of two databases, compares two mdb files, or optionally move the data from the old database to the new database. Using SSW Data Renovator has saved us thousand of hours.

    Use SSW Data Renovator instead of documenting and remembering changes made to your back end data structure. It analyzes your database and works out the differences. Even if you don't have access to the current back end structure you can have the differences written to a table.

    Wizard

    Figure: Data Renovator
    SSW Data Renovator Web Site

  5. Find & Replace

  6. Find and Replace 9.0 is an add-in utility for Microsoft Access 2000 and 2002 (XP). It provides a "Find and Replace" function for Tables (searching design elements such as field names, not the data in the table), Queries, Forms, Reports, Macros, and Modules (Access only provides Find and Replace for Modules/CBF). Find And Replace can be used to change names of objects through the entire database (as compared to Access itself which provides minimal built-in name change propagation). In addition to facilitating name changes it has other uses, such as: a) changing the path in the connect string for attached tables (search for old path, replace with new; attachment gets refreshed) and b) searching for occurrences of a given function to enable you to change the parameters. The intended user of this module is a programmer. Additional features, available only to registered users, include a cross-reference report and set property wizard.

    Find & Replace

    Figure: Find and Replace.
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  7. SSW Upsizing PRO!

  8. We don't like developing a database that may have problems moving into SQL Server, this is a utility that will tell you things you shouldn't have in your mdb table structure so that the access database can easily be upgraded to SQL Server.

    This utility does the checking of your database that the 'Microsoft Upsizing Wizard' should have done. After you use the generated reports, you can upsize to SQL Server without any worries. SSW Upsizing PRO! checks your Microsoft Access 97/2000* database and helps you to get it ready for the Microsoft Access 'Upsizing Wizard'.

    Main Menu

    Figure: SSW Upsizing Pro generated report.
    SSW Upsizing Pro Web Site

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Adam Cogan