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Re: MS ACCESS databases

From: Eric Hanchrow <offby1_at_blarg.net>
Date: 2005-09-26 18:00:26 CEST

>>>>> "gary" == gary fisher <gary_fisher@amsec.com> writes:

    gary> Do you have any documentation on how to control the
    gary> versioning of Microsoft Access databases, including queries,
    gary> forms, reports and data?

I doubt that Access is any different, with regard to Subversion, than
any other application whose data format is binary (and proprietary).

I can see two ways of dealing with such files:

* Make sure Subversion marks them as binary (it probably already
  does), and use a recent version of Subversion so that you can "lock"
  the files. That way nobody will waste time editing one only to find
  that somebody else has made a conflicting edit; or

* Find some way to export all the file's information into a text
  format, and put that text into Subversion instead of the file
  itself. Presumably that text will be pleasant to edit and merge.

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