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SQL View - PT vs. Table Link

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I currently have SQL views linked as tables in my access db. Are there any benefits to changing it from a link to the view to a pass through query executing the view? (Besides the con of the PT being read-only)

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by:Jim P.
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I can't think of any others. Either way the query/view should be executed server side.
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so right now i just have my view linked as a table to access. so all of the work of creating the view is on the server. i just thought that if i changed it to a PT query in access, since it does not use jet at all with the PT, that there may possibly be a performance increase.

thoughts?
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Jim P. earned 2000 total points
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The only work client side using the view is the Order By or if you put further where clauses on the view when you open it.

If you have a view on the server such as IS_Emp_Vw:
SELECT *
FROM EMPLOYEE_TABLE
WHERE Active = 1
AND Dept = 1357

and link it to an Acc DB as a table all the work is done on the server. Now, if you link it as a table an then do a query against it as
SELECT *
FROM dbo_IS_Emp_Vw
WHERE Emp_Name like "P*"
The where clause is does client side, but the rest is done server side. The PT just makes the Emp_name clause server side as well.
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Glad to be of assistance. May all your days get brighter and brighter.
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