Death of a Data Access Page Wizard

by Michael S. Kaplan, published on 2006/06/11 14:58 -04:00, original URI: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/michkap/archive/2006/06/11/626343.aspx


After Clint posted Death of an old friend -- Data Access Pages, I do not feel quite as guilty that I have not really done anything with the TSI Form/Report to Data Access Page Wizard since Access 2002 (I have been told it mostly works in Access 2003 but it has not been tested there so the tester's axioms and the meaning of the word unsupported have relevance).

I guess you can now say with the technology no longer functioning in new versions of the product that it is double secret unsupported!

TRUE STORY: A few years back the Access team offered to buy the wizard and I offered to sell it at cost (I paid someone else to do all but the internationalizing of it), but the deal never really worked out for reasons that probably would make a fascinating blog post if I ever left Microsoft; for now you'll just have to use your imagination. :-)

So farewell to the wizard, which managed to double my old site's traffic to half a million hits a month after the international Office Update sites chose to link to this little wizard that was localized into more languages than Access itself is....


# Ramon Ortega on 14 Jun 2006 7:52 AM:

Sorry to see the wiz pass away, let alone DP's, as it took a drop or two of my own sweat since I had the chance to participate in the localization process...

# Michael S. Kaplan on 14 Jun 2006 8:14 AM:

Indeed, I remember your help here. :-)

And it was very much appreciated, in my first ever "software localization" project that I managed!

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