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link table in Access database is locked.  I can not edit the table.

Posted on 2008-10-30
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I have database created in SQL server 2005 and linked tables in Access database.  I can view all the link tables in access database but i can not edit any tables.  If i edit table in SQL Server then i can see the changes in Access link table.  

I want to be able to make changes from Access tabes.  I have form that is using lunked table to edit information. I can pull up information in the form but can not make any changes.

I know it is possibel i just cant remember how to do it.

Thank you in advance.
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by:Diveblue
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are you using sql server authentication or windows authentication (Do you log into sql server with a uid/pwd) ?

does the account you are using to link the access tables have edit authority on the tables?

do the tables have primary keys defined?
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by:jmoss111
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Do the linked tables have time stamps?
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by:Anandhi1
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I'm using SQL Server Authentication and it has dbo privileges.  I created ODBC DSN and used that loging to link in Access database.

Yes.  Some tables have primary key and foriegn key.

I didnt see time stpamp field in tables.

Thank You.
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by:jmoss111
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You'll need primary key and/or timestamp.
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So do i need column with timestamp datatype in the table?
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you should not need timestamp so long as the table has a pk defined
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if you open the table directly in access(not using the form), can you edit it?
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