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Accessing Two mdb files

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    Can i get  infomations from diffrent .mdb files to fill to a form.  For example, i want to takes informations from table A  where the contents have same value as those from table B. Both tables must  from DIFFRENT mdb files.
 
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by:johnny6
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thg:
    Open both databases and both tables and perform an inner join on them.  If you need help on how to do this let me know.


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by:idorey
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Erm..

Perhaps you could just open both databse files and access them??

Seems that you dont really need anything else, just to open and access 2 mdb files at the same time.
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by:alfaromeo
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Have u used data controls? This is the easiest way to do it.

1. Create 2 data controls  - associate one with each database(table or SQL query)

2. Use an ADO Data control on the form

3. Associate each form control with the respective data control.

Bingo!

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by:avitalk
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how about creating a table link in one database to the other.

that way you can do a query that uses both tables.

Avital
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TimCottee earned 60 total points
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Use the IN Clause in your select statement:

Create a connection to db A, using ADO this might be:

Dim cnnMDBA As ADODB.Connection
Dim rstSelect As ADODB.Recordset
Set cnnMDBA = New ADODB.Connection
Set rstSelect As New ADODB.Recordset
cnnMDBA.ConnectionString = "Provider=....;Data Source = <DatabaseA.MDB>"
cnnMDBA.Open
rstSelect.Open "SELECT A.Name,A.Number,B.Name,B.Number FROM <TableA> A,<TableB> In '<DatabaseB.MDB>' B Where A.Number = B.Number",cnnMDBA,adOpenStatic,adOpenLockOptimistic
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