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daisy chain database linking x -> y -> z

The Access system I am working on has this structure:

Main MDB
Branch MDB
Branch2 Visual FoxPro database

Main acts as a switch and the user can change the links to use other Branch databases.

Currently, the Visual FoxPro tables are linked to Main, and tables in Branch are linked to Main.

What I would like to do is put a password on Branch, and run all the linking through that table, preferably using ODBC.  But when I attempt to link Branch from Main, I can't see the VFP Branch2 tables.  Can you string links like this or is a direct link the limit?
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Jim Dettman (EE MVE)

8/22/2022 - Mon
Jim Dettman (EE MVE)

<<But when I attempt to link Branch from Main, I can't see the VFP Branch2 tables.  Can you string links like this or is a direct link the limit?>>

 Should work.  From Main, you should be able to see all the tables in Branch both local and remote to Branch.

Jim.
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I thought it might be an issue of using Access to connect to VFP, but I tried linking a 3rd access mdb table into Branch, and I can't see it when linking Main to Branch.  I can only see the native Branch tables.
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Jim Dettman (EE MVE)

Well I guess I can't say never anymore<g>  I could have sworn that in the past I linked to a linked table, but I just tried it and it does not work.

Sorry.

Jim.
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