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How to link a SQL SERVER table to access?

Posted on 2001-09-03
Last Modified: 2008-07-03
On my project I linked an access table from one access DB to another using ADOX. Now I wanted to link a table from SQL SERVER to ACCESS DB. Can anybody help me on how to handle this?

Question by:revathi
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Expert Comment

ID: 6451705
You could use something like this

I have used a DSN as the ODBC connection string to connect to the Pubs sample database on SQL Server.

Sub CreateLinkSQL()

   dim strTargetDB As String, _
       strProviderString As String, _
       strSourceTbl As String, _
       strLinkTblName As String)

   strTargetDB = "C:\Program Files\Microsoft zffice\Office\Samples\Northwind.mdb"
   strProviderString = "ODBC;DSN=Publishers;UID=sa;PWD=;DATABASE=pubs;"
   strSourceTbl = "dbo.Authors"
   strLinkTblName = "LinkedODBC"

   Dim catDB As ADOX.Catalog
   Dim tblLink As ADOX.Table

   Set catDB = New ADOX.Catalog
   ' Open a Catalog on the database in which to create the link.
   catDB.ActiveConnection = "Provider=Microsoft.Jet.OLEDB.4.0;" & _
         "Data Source=" & strTargetDB

   Set tblLink = New ADOX.Table
   With tblLink
      ' Name the new Table and set its ParentCatalog property to the
      ' open Catalog to allow access to the Properties collection.
      .Name = strLinkTblAs
      Set .ParentCatalog = catDB

      ' Set the properties to create the link.
      .Properties("Jet OLEDB:Create Link") = True
      .Properties("Jet OLEDB:Link Provider String") = strProviderString
      .Properties("Jet OLEDB:Remote Table Name") = strLinkTbl
   End With

   ' Append the table to the Tables collection.
   catDB.Tables.Append tblLink

   Set catDB = Nothing
End Sub

hope this helps

Author Comment

ID: 6459601
Thank you expert!. While I am using 'Link provider string' property I am getting error stating 'Couldnot find installable ISAM' . I don't know the reason of this error. But if I use 'Link datasource' property I am not getting any such errors. Can you tell me why is this happening?

Accepted Solution

dekeldate earned 200 total points
ID: 6459883
This is probably because the path to the ISAM driver in your Windows Registry is invalid, or the ISAM driver does not exist.

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Author Comment

ID: 6466976
Thank you Expert!

Author Comment

ID: 6466977
Thank you Expert!

Author Comment

ID: 6466978
Thank you Expert!

Expert Comment

ID: 6468201
Thank you :)

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