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Shegit Brahm

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using eapx with EA v13 possible?
« on: July 25, 2019, 07:04:40 pm »
Question: what should I do to open an eapx file with EA v13.5 (Build 1351)?

- I have partners that published an eapx on a team share
- I use eap and v13.5 until now.

the aim I hope for:
- stay on 13.5, open and edit .eap and .eapx "simultanously"

possible workaround:
- convince partner to use a .eap - and hope to get it used with my v13.5
- convince some responsible administrator of my company to upgrade...
- use free offered download to read eapx

=> what is possible, what is best?

As far as I understand it was introduced in EA v14.

That would simply deny a usage with anything earlier.
-> If I create a new project, I get offered .eap & .feap - no .eapx.

in Geert Bellekens said it should work to open eapx with EAv13.
Just when I try to open the eapx file, I cannot select it as the EA file open dialog does not list ist (only eap & feap).

When I rename to .eap and try to open, my EA claims:
- Cannot overwrite existing file
- An error has occured: Unrecognized database format,39464.msg248431.html suggests for me,
that there is a setting to enable or disable Jet4 support inside EA.

-> I just don't find any. In case there is this setting - where to find? suggests, I should be able to use a eapx repository sind June 2016, while,38291.msg238327.html indicates that EA v13.5 was available after May 2017

The user guide on the other hand does not suggest for EA v13.5 that there should eapx be possible:
in comparison to v14


PS: within Excel, I once was able to select Jet4 as database engine to get an .mdb imported - which was simply an eap renamed. I just can't remember the circumstances (excel version, click through path).

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Re: using eapx with EA v13 possible?
« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2019, 07:30:27 pm »
I found -> Preferences -> General -> "Use Jet 4.0 - requires restart"

hooking that on it displays a warning:

Doing so did _not_ allow me to open eapx directly, just the renamed .eap

Checking now from another PC with "unchanged setting" = no use of Jet4 still opens the eap.

Workaround seems to be just to enable Jet4 and to rename the file.

« Last Edit: July 25, 2019, 08:52:07 pm by Shegit Brahm »

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Re: using eapx with EA v13 possible?
« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2019, 08:25:40 pm »
Try renaming the file by changing the extension from eapx to eap. It has always worked for me but, please keep in mind, that I believe that there are models in v14 that may not be backward compatible. Having said this, I have never come across this.