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ODBC connections from access 2003 to a SQL database

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I am attempting to create an ODBC connection through Microsoft Access 2003 to a SQL database.  How do I create the connection?  I want to be able to build custom queries.  Thanks for your help.
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The simplest way is to link the tables to your Access database.  You won't get the best performance this way but you can try this first.
1) File |Get External Data | Link Tables...
2) Choose Files of Type:  ODBC Databases
3) Set up a File or Machine Data Source
4) Choose your Data Source and click OK
5) If it worked, you will be given a list of tables/views to which you may link
 
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