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Access 2007 Linked table manager

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I apologize as i know nothing about access whatsoever, just that i should be able to get into the linked table manager (not that i know how it works) . I have been given a database that was made in access 2003, in which the linked table manager was accessible, but in 2007 it is greyed out. When i go into Relationships, there doesn't appear to be any links. If i add some links and then select the applicable tables, it stays greyed out.

I tried making a new database, adding two tables with some random fields, and adding a link between them. It's still always greyed out.

I also read something about it only being available in the backend database. Again i have no idea what this means, but i found how to split the database to create a backend one, but still in that one it was greyed out (both with the big database and the new little one).

What exactly is needed to make it accessible?

Thanks a lot in advance for your help,

James
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You can normally reach the linked table manager by Right-clicking on a table in Access 2007 and in the submenu choose for "Linked Table Manager"
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yes but it's greyed out
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Sorry for my long delay?

Is it possible for you to post the mdb here so i can test it in Office 2007?
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The only way i could reproduce this problem was with an Access 97 database.
Are you 100% sure your database is not originaly created in Access 97?

You can check this as follows:

- Open the database in Access 2003 while holding down the SHIFT key
- Go to Tools-->Database Utilities-->Convert Database

If the entry "To Access 97 file format" is grayed out then your current database is an Access 97 database.

You should choose to convert it to "Access 200 file format" then.
The linked table manager should appear in 2007 then.

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I'm very sorry, i realised i had actually made an error and then completely forgot about this question,

sorry again
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