Thursday, June 16, 2011

Access Database Recovery to Fix Corruption After Interrupted Update

Microsoft Access database is made up of numerous objects, which include reports, tables, stored procedures, triggers, and views. Table is the most significant object of any Microsoft Database (MDB) file. It stores all your records in the form of rows and columns, to provide easy and quick access. You can quickly update the table records on a regular basis, as per your requirements. However, sometimes you may face problem while updating the database and may encounter various corruption errors. This behavior leads to data loss and put you in need of Access recovery solutions.

The database updates operations in Microsoft Access include modify, delete, and add information to/from database. The update process must complete successfully to ensure best results. Any kind of interruption in the update process may leave your database in corrupt state and make all the stored database inaccessible. Database corruption is the worst scenario for an Access user and it requires Access repair to be resolved.

MS Access database corruption is usually identified by a number of odd symptoms, which include strange behavior of the application and error messages while working on it. For example, you may encounter either of the following error messages while accessing records from MDB file after a failed update process:

• Jet has stopped the process because you and another user attempted to change the same data at the same time.
• #Error


Microsoft Access may produce the above errors in following two situations:

• Other users are concurrently trying to update the same database table using any of the update commands- delete, add, or modify.
• The database is too damaged to be identified by Microsoft Access relational database management system.


Nevertheless of the root of this problem, you need to perform Access recovery to restore data from unusable database in such cases. You can try any of the following solutions for this:

• Make sure that no other user is updating the database simultaneously.
• Use Compact and Repair utility to fix database inconsistency issues.
• Restore database from current backup.
• Use commercial Access repair software to extract inaccessible data from the database.

Third-party applications are effective in all cases of corruption, no matter what is the extent and cause of damage. They restore all database objects, including reports, tables, views, stored procedures, constraints, and data types. Such tools are available for Microsoft Access 2010, 2007, 2003, 2002, and 2000.