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Valentine

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I just split my database but the front ends that other people are opening cannot link to the backend because when I split and put the backend in a folder in the same share drive the file path has my letter assigned to that share drive. Is there a way to add the full file path to new front ends?
 

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you can manually browse for the path when you Relink.
 

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yes but when i manually link the FE to the BE I get file path Z:\\ instead of just \\ because my other users are getting an error stating that the location of the backend is not correct. I want to get rid of the Z: in front as i think its messing up the file path
 

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You need to link using a UNC path, remove the Z: drive from your path and enter the full UNC and relink.
 

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yes but when i manually link the FE to the BE I get file path Z:\\ instead of just \\ because my other users are getting an error stating that the location of the backend is not correct. I want to get rid of the Z: in front as i think its messing up the file path
This is a common problem in organizations where different users are able to map different drives according to their own preferences, some map Z to one folder, some map Z to a different folder. Chaos ensues when you try to share.

In some other organizations, EVERYONE's Z drive is mapped to the same network folder. In those situations, it's pretty eZ to keep everyone on the same drive.
 

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yeah i was stupid and just typed it in on the file path search instead of just clicking the file....sorry for the problem
 

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can you type the UNC to the "Filename", textbox?, eg:

\\pcname\path
 

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