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Data Access Pages are defunct

With earlier versions of Microsoft Project and Microsoft Access, you could create a Data Access Page (DAP), which enabled dynamic Web page reports that could be viewed in Microsoft Internet Explorer. DAP was made possible by the Microsoft Office Project OLE DB Provider. However, as of Project 2003, the Project OLE DB Provider is not installed, therefore DAP is no longer available.

There is an alternative, though. If you're set up with Microsoft Office Project Server 2003, you can use the Project Web Access to create dynamically updated Web reports for project information. All the reporting that a DAP could do is built in to Project Server, through the use of the SQL Server OLE DB Provider.

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Project Management Made Easy

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