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Track Microsoft Access Database Changes with Total Access Detective

VIENNA, VA – March 6, 2002 – FMS, Inc. announced the release of Total Access Detective for Access 2002. Total Access Detective is an automated database and object comparison tool that allows Access users and developers to identify all changes within their databases. Total Access Detective pinpoints all the changes between any two objects within one database or identically named objects between two databases. Identifying these differences allows Access developers to quickly understand what is modified.

There are many situations where multiple copies of objects or databases exist. For instance, there may be backups, multiple versions deployed, development among multiple developers on separate databases, and changes by users in their database. The need to determine what changed at the object design and data levels is often critical to ensuring all enhancements are known and kept.

Designed specifically for Microsoft Access, Total Access Detective's performs the analysis to document changes, and understand end-user modifications. With an easy-to-use wizard, the results reveal every difference between the selected objects including properties, controls, lines of code, settings, fields, and even data. Results can be viewed or printed.

"Access database development takes time and effort. Losing changes or not realizing what has changed can cost considerable time and money," said Luke Chung, FMS president and founder. "With Total Access Detective, you can pinpoint every change that was made and update the database with confidence."

"My client's last list of change requests included a couple of issues I knew I'd already addressed. Sure enough, their latest version and mine were out of sync, and additional changes had been made in each. Total Access detective saved days of painstaking work. Just as important, I was confident that the resulting version of the application was 100% correct," said Phyllis Emign, Developer.

Product Information and Availability

Licensing is on a per developer basis. Pricing is $199 per license, $599 for five licenses, and $1,999 for 25 licenses. Upgrades from previous versions are $119. Larger quantity discounts are available by contacting FMS.

Total Access Detective can be purchased directly from FMS, corporate resellers, and international distributors. All FMS products offer a 30-day money back guarantee.

About FMS

Founded in 1986, FMS is a privately held software firm located in Tysons Corner, Virginia. FMS is the world’s leading developer of products for Microsoft Access developers, and a top vendor of products for the Visual Basic, SQL Server and Visual Studio .NET communities. With tens of thousands of customers in over 100 countries, FMS customers are comprised from a variety of public and private organizations including 90 of the Fortune 100. Committed to innovation and quality, all FMS products are developed by an in-house team of experts including several Microsoft MVPs, published authors, and conference speakers. FMS is a Microsoft Certified Partner, a Microsoft Independent Software Vender (MSDN ISV) and a member of the Association for Competitive Technology.

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