Linked Tbl Mgr behavior


R

Russ

When I want to link tables to the front end using the link tables
manager it willl ask me to select the back end for each and every
table wheras in prior versions of Access I only had to make this
choice once if I checked the box "always prompt for new location".
This is tedious. I'm using Access 2007 Enterprise version.
 
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J

John W. Vinson

When I want to link tables to the front end using the link tables
manager it willl ask me to select the back end for each and every
table wheras in prior versions of Access I only had to make this
choice once if I checked the box "always prompt for new location".
This is tedious. I'm using Access 2007 Enterprise version.

I've seen this happen if the links aren't all to the same backend. Yes, it's a
pain! What I'll sometimes do is just delete all the links in the frontend, and
use External Data... Link to create new links.

If all of the linked tables have links to the same backend, this (usually)
isn't necessary.

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R

Russ

I think that is it. I had a couple of testing backends and
inadvertently one of the links was pointing to a table in a different
db. It took me awhile to see it among all the table locations, but I
finally got it going.
 
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T

Tony Toews

I think that is it. I had a couple of testing backends and
inadvertently one of the links was pointing to a table in a different
db. It took me awhile to see it among all the table locations, but I
finally got it going.

FWIW I now have code that on startup goes down the tabledefs and
compares the connect string. If any differences it displays an error
message along with the offending details.

Tony
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