Posted on 1997-09-11
Ok, here is the problem, I am currently running an MS-SQL 6.5 database with an Access 7.00 front end. The problem here is that long running queries will time out in Access before they can be completed, and just using ISQL/w, I can't do crosstab queries. Is there anyway to run a Crosstab Query in standard SQL, the server doesn't seem to support TRANSFORM and PIVOT, so I'm assuming those are an Access invention. I need to figure out a way to either run the query directly in SQL, or Keep access from timing out in 60 seconds so I can run it from there.
Right now, my option is to run a maketable query on the server to store all of the relevent data, and then run the crosstab directly on that. I've tried using a View, but the server can't process it quickly enough to keep access from timing out, which means I have to run the maketable query everytime I want to run the crosstab query or the results will be out of date. Anyone have a solution?