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How to link a SQL SERVER table to access?

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?

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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
revathiAuthor Commented:
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?
This is probably because the path to the ISAM driver in your Windows Registry is invalid, or the ISAM driver does not exist.

check this kb article
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revathiAuthor Commented:
Thank you Expert!
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Thank you Expert!
Thank you :)

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