When linking Access 2000 to and Oracle 9i Database a number field in Oracle is reported as text in access

Posted on 2006-05-11
Last Modified: 2010-10-05
I am trying to link two tables out of an Oracle 9i database to Access 2000
After creating the database link I go to link the table sin the query window
Table 1 has 2 key fields Quote which is text and Line which is Number
Table 2 has 2 key fields Quote which is text and line which is also text.
I cannot link the tables because the field types for the Line fields are different.
I look at the Oracle table schema and the fields report type reports as Number type.

How can I correct or work arround the problem?

Question by:crawfordit
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    Strange problem...
    I never have seen a way to have influence on the way Access converts the column types.
    Maybe you can make a view in Oracle in which you join the tables. Probably you can use the view to create a linked table.

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