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Ian Mitchell

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EAPX Files can be opened in Access
« on: April 04, 2018, 05:21:01 pm »
This may not be news to some, but it was to me...
I could never open older (pre-v14) versions of EAP files with modern versions of Access, but the good news is that EAPX files can now be opened in Access 2016. Much easier to see where Sparx have put new information, or to do searches outside of EA.
'just thought you might like to know...
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Re: EAPX Files can be opened in Access
« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2018, 07:33:10 pm »
.eapx is just the new extension they are using for the old jet4 .eap files.



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Re: EAPX Files can be opened in Access
« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2018, 01:33:00 pm »
Yes, I saw a post recently mentioning that eapx files are now jet 4.0 (Access 2003 and later) and the eap files would still use jet 3.5 for Sparx EA V14.
If memory serves I think it was Access 2013 that was the last version that could open Jet 3.5 access files.

I understand that Access 2016 no longer supports jet 3.5 so can't open the older eap files or even convert them.

Sparx did provide an eap file that was based on jet 4 and if you name it EABase.eap and put it in the folder C:\Program Files (x86)\Sparx Systems\EA\ then all your new eap files will be on jet 4 with earlier versions (before v14) of Sparx EA.