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Update underlying table by changing data in query dataset

Posted on 2008-06-10
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I have two tables.  I have created a query creating a dataset with one field from Table A which is not updateable and several fields from Table B which I would like to update by entering data directly into the fields while I am viewing the dataset.  Is there a way to do this?
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DatabaseMX (Joe Anderson - Microsoft MVP, Access and Data Platform) earned 500 total points
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Open the query in design view.
Bring up the Property sheet
Set the Recordset Type property to 'Dynaset (Inconsistent Updates)'

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Thanks for your help!!
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You are welcome.

Please ... with that setting I showed you ... be VERY careful - and be sure that you are updating exactly the fields you want - not for example, updating the One side of a one to Many relationship that has Cascade Updates enabled - etc.

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Thanks for the further information.  I will only be updating the many side of the relationship and I will be testing it for a time before it goes live.  Thanks again.
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