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Access 2002 ADP with Multiple Databases

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I have several Access front ends that link tables to multiple backend databases on multiple machines. Can an adp project have tables in multiple SQL Server databases across multiple SQL Servers on multiple servers? If so, how do I do that? Whenever I try to create an adp from scratch it only allows me to specify one SQL Server instance. Also when I use linked tables to Access backends, I can easily move the backend to a differnt folder or server and then re-attach the tables. Once I have created an adp, how do I point it to a different SQL Server instance if I move the backend SQL Server database?
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rmk,

By default, Adp's always function on a one Access front end-one Database server basis.  To allow one Access front end to be client on several database servers, you will probably need to build some kind of switchboard from one backend to the next.

Couple questions have been asked about this topic.  Checking this thread should get you on the right track.  Even though, it refers to MDB's rather than ADP's  the basic idea is the same.

http://www.experts-exchange.com/msaccess/Q.20279435.html

Hope that helps...

Sincerely,

Racimo
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