Total Access Detective User ManualTotal Access Detective User Manual for Microsoft Access

Total Access Detective finds the difference between two Access databases, objects and displays the results in reports that you can view, sort or filter.

At FMS, we believe documentation is critical to your ability to maximize the value of our software products. The user manual is 115 pages and fully indexed to make it easy to learn about Total Access Detective.

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  • The context sensitive help file (4.6 MB)
    Note: Due to Windows security, the help file must be on your local hard disk to run. It cannot run from a network drive.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction

  • Product Highlights
  • What Total Access Detective Detects
  • Enhancements in This Version
  • Enhancements from Previous Versions
  • Visit Our Web Site

Chapter 2: Installation and Startup

  • System Requirements
  • Upgrading from Previous Versions
  • Installing Total Access Detective
  • Using the Update Wizard
  • Uninstalling Total Access Detective
  • Running Total Access Detective
  • Instructions for International Users
  • Startup Errors

Chapter 3: Comparing Two Objects in One Database

  • Comparison Wizard
  • Table and Query Comparison Options
  • Data Comparison Options
  • Form and Report Comparison Options
  • Text Comparison Options
  • Property Comparison Results
  • Data Comparison Results
  • Combining Data Between Two Tables
  • Macro and Module Comparison Results
  • Viewing Last Analysis
  • Text Comparison

Chapter 4: Comparing Objects in Two Databases

  • Database Comparison Overview
  • Database Preparation
  • Database Comparison Wizard
  • Generating Database Comparison
  • Viewing Results and Printing Reports
  • Viewing Object Differences
  • Viewing Data Differences
  • Viewing Macro Differences
  • Viewing Module Differences
  • Unmatched Objects
  • Errors
  • Reports
  • Compare Two Blocks of Text

Chapter 5: Additional Topics

  • How the Program Works
  • Comparing Two Databases from a Command Line
  • Special Date Comparison Issues

Chapter 6: Product Support

  • Support Resources
  • Web Site Support
  • Technical Support Options
  • Contacting Technical Support

Appendix: Sample Reports

  • Items in the Appendix
  • Object Comparison Reports
  • Database Comparison Reports


Total Access Detective Manual and CD

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"Total Access Detective is well worth every penny, it will quickly pay for itself through savings in time and effort."

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