Summary: Correction to Last Week's Tip of the Week
Author: CPS - Central Processing System (CPS)
Posted on May 20, 1999
TO: All Destination Points
FROM: CPS Customer Service
RE: Correction to Last Week's Tip of the Week
We wish to correct a typographical error in last week's tip
regarding running the Repair and Compact utilities.
In the instructions for running compact in Access 97, we stated the
"Once your repair is finished, go to Tools
UtilitiesDatabase. You will again need to locate your EDExpress
database location, then click Compact. You will see a screen labeled
'Compact Database From' with your Expres90.mdb icon highlighted. Click
Compact. The next screen is labeled 'Compact Database Into,' with
'db1.mdb' populating the File Name field. Change 'db1.mdb' to
'express90.mdb' and click Save. Click Yes to the prompt 'The
file...express90.mdb already exists...Do you want to replace the existing
file?' This will initiate the compact process."
Please replace all references to "express90.mdb" in the above
paragraph with "expres90.mdb," which is the correct name for the 1999-2000
EDExpress database. This is a key program file and should be backed up on
a regular basis, daily if possible.
If you followed the instructions as originally provided in the tip,
it is possible you have created a duplicate copy of your software database
called Express90.mdb. This file would be stored in the same directory as
your valid EDExpress database (Expres90.mdb), which would not have been
successfully compacted. Delete the Express90.mdb (NOT the Expres90.mdb) if
you wish, then complete the compact instructions in the tip again --- be
sure to select "Expres90.mdb" as the destination for the "Compact Database
Into" screen. This will allow the Access 97 compact process to run on the
The database name is provided correctly elsewhere in the tip.
We apologize for this error. If you have any questions, please
contact CPS Customer Service at 800-330-5947, or via email at CPS@NCS.COM.