Sample database templates for Microsoft Office Access 2007 (12.0) and higher versions:

File  Version  Last update  Database name  Designed for observations of
2024-02-28 2024-02-28 Birds birds
2024-02-28 2024-02-28 Wildlife observations birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians

Most important changes:
2013-12-15: birds.mdb, WildlifeObservations.mdb - added the search form, additional fields to the species lists
2020-01-11: conversion from .mdb to .accdb

Files downloaded from the internet and uncompressed need to be unblocked ([right mouse button]: Properties - Unblock).

In case of incompatibilities of the database with the Microsoft Windows operating system or the Microsoft Access program, you can try to import all database objects (including the USysRibbons table) into a newly created, empty .accdb file.
Before this, compact and repair the source database. It is also good to decompile the source file and disable Name AutoCorrect Options at least in the destination file before transfer. These operations should be followed by compacting. To bypass startup options when you open a database, hold down the [SHIFT] key while opening the database (also during compacting or decompilation). This prevents i.e. opening the main form and recompiling the database.
Don't forget to select appropriate references in the VBA editor of the destination file (the same as in the source file).

Microsoft Access files can be opened also with the free Access Runtime 2010, 2013, 2016, Office 365 using this kind of command lines:
"C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\OFFICE14\MSACCESS.EXE" /runtime "C:\birds.accdb"
"C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\OFFICE14\MSACCESS.EXE" /runtime "C:\WildlifeObservations.accdb"


The templates for Microsoft Access can generate i.e. maps - .kml files opened in Google Earth and .htm files with Google Maps opened in the web browser.

Birds - main form

Birds - chart example

Microsoft Office Access form and chart. Screenshot of Microsoft Access 2016 (16.0) running on Microsoft Windows 10 Home.

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